白痴

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Chinese[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

白痴

  1. idiot
  2. idiocy

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  • 白痴佬 (baak6 ci1 lou2) (Cantonese)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
はく
Grade: 1

Grade: S
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

白痴 (hiragana はくち, romaji hakuchi)

  1. idiocy, imbecility
  2. (dated, medicine) profound mental retardation, indicating an IQ of under 25
  3. an idiot, an imbecile
  4. (dated, medicine) a person suffering from profound mental retardation, with an IQ of under 25

Usage notes[edit]

No longer used in the clinical sense, much as English idiot is no longer used clinically.

See also[edit]

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this word

Noun[edit]

白痴 (baekchi) (hangeul 백치)

  1. Hanja form? of 백치, “idiot”.

Synonyms[edit]