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moron

[ mawr-on ]
/ ˈmɔr ɒn /
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noun
Informal. a person who is notably stupid or lacking in good judgment: I wonder why they elected that narrow-minded moron to Congress.
Psychology. (no longer in technical use; now considered offensive) a person of borderline intelligence in a former and discarded classification of intellectual disability, having an intelligence quotient of 50 to 69.
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Origin of moron

An Americanism first recorded in 1905–10; from Greek mōrón, neuter of mōrós “foolish, dull”

OTHER WORDS FROM moron

mo·ron·ic [muh-ron-ik], /məˈrɒn ɪk/, adjectivemo·ron·ism, mo·ron·i·ty [muh-ron-i-tee], /məˈrɒn ɪ ti/, noun

Other definitions for moron (2 of 2)

Morón
[ maw-rohn; Spanish maw-rawn ]
/ mɔˈroʊn; Spanish mɔˈrɔn /

noun
a city in E Argentina, SW of Buenos Aires.
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British Dictionary definitions for moron

moron
/ (ˈmɔːrɒn) /

noun
a foolish or stupid person
a person having an intelligence quotient of between 50 and 70, able to work under supervision

Derived forms of moron

moronic (mɒˈrɒnɪk), adjectivemoronically, adverbmoronism or moronity, noun

Word Origin for moron

C20: from Greek mōros foolish
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