cretin


cretin
cretin [krēt′'n; ] Brit [ kre′tin]
n.
[Fr crétin, dial. form of chrétien; lit., Christian, hence human being (in contrast to brutes) < LL(Ec) Christianus,CHRISTIAN: sense development as in SILLY]
1. a person suffering from cretinism
2. a very stupid or foolish person
cretinous
adj.

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