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Origin of cretin
OTHER WORDS FROM cretincre·ti·noid, adjectivecre·tin·ous, adjectivesem·i·cre·tin, noun
Words nearby cretin
Example sentences from the Web for cretin
Another author mentions a cretin who could tell exactly the birthdays and death-days of the inhabitants of his town for a decade.Criminal Psychology|Hans Gross
The poetical whim of Cretin, a French poet, brought into fashion punning or equivocal rhymes.Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)|Isaac D'Israeli
The cretin, whose eyes caught a glimpse of the cake, laughed, and began to try to reach out her hand to take it.Rollo in Geneva|Jacob Abbott
The cretin was the one variety of the human species with which the commandant had not yet come in contact.
Benassis himself, after a close scrutiny of the dull eyes and corpse-like face, gently took the cretin's hand and felt his pulse.