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See also: crétin
From French crétin (“cretin, idiot”), from crestin, an Alpine dialectal form of chrétien, from Vulgar Latin christianus in the lost sense of 'anyone in Christendom', often with a sense of 'poor fellow'.
cretin (plural cretins)
- (pathology) A person who fails to develop mentally and physically due to a congenital hypothyroidism.
- (pejorative) An idiot.
- See also Wikisaurus:idiot
person who fails to develop due to congenital hypothyroidism
pejorative: an idiot
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