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Meaning of idiot

id•i•ot

Pronunciation: (id'ē-ut), [key]
— n.
  1. an utterly foolish or senseless person.
  2. a person of the lowest order in a former classification of mental retardation, having a mental age of less than three years old and an intelligence quotient under 25.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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