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Mongolian idiocy

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noun (often lowercase)Pathology.

(no longer in technical use; now considered offensive) Down syndrome.

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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

Origin of Mongolian idiocy

First recorded in 1890–95
Mongolian idiot, noun
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