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idiot

 [id´e-ot]
old term for profound mental retardation, now considered offensive.
idiot savant a person who is generally mentally retarded, yet has a particular mental faculty developed to an unusually high degree, such as for mathematics or music.

idiot

/id·i·ot/ (id´e-it) obsolete, offensive name for a person with profound mental retardation.
idiot savant  a mentally retarded person with a particular mental faculty developed to an unusually high degree, as for mathematics, music, etc.

idiot

(ĭd′ē-ət)
n.
A person with profound intellectual disability having a mental age below three years and generally unable to learn connected speech or guard against common dangers. The term belongs to a classification system no longer in use and is now considered offensive.

Idiot

Neurology
An obsolete term formerly used for an individual with profound mental retardation (IQ < 20).
 
Vox populi
A derogatory term used indiscriminately for an obtuse person, regardless of that person’s tested IQ.

idiot

A person of severe mental deficit, incapable of coherent speech or of normal response to danger.
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Curiously, though, neither Yates nor Dean Knuth, the USGA's point man on slow play, puts the blame exclusively at the feet of that numbskull who takes too long to line up his putt.
Eventually, Keyes was asked to join the then year-old band, and he has been a Numbskull ever since.
Write to the most senior officer in the borough, and tell this numbskull officer that you are going to.
NUMBSKULL of the month has to be the clown I observed today driving his maroon Fiesta along Castlemilk Road, in Glasgow, with his head out the window, because he was unable to see the road ahead.
Portcullis gets green spiky hair, a huge club and daft voice in Rowan Talbot's performance while the equally silly Numbskull is played by Charles Baker with yellow Y-fronts worn outside his tights.
PETER ENCKELMAN is a plank of the highest order, a numbskull who will go down in history as Birmingham City's player of the season - even though he wears the hated claret and blue of Aston Villa.
Portcullis gets green, spikey hair, a huge club and daft voice in Rowan Talbot's performance while the equally silly Numbskull is played by Charles Baker with yellow yfronts worn outside his tights.
The older and wiser outfit also threw in Numbskull and A Life Less Ordinary, so it wasn't all new music.
FORMER Notts County numbskull Sven Goran Eriksson reportedly has four offers on the table - but doesn't know any of their names.
What kind of numbskull moves into a major city centre then expects it to be as quiet as a library?
sobbed numbskull Nikki as she emerged from the house and realised everyone hated her.
And Robbie's instant comic chemistry with George Wendt as the numbskull double- act steal the show in a pounds 15million TV version of Alice in Wonderland.