moron

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See also: mörön and Mörön

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Coined in 1910 by psychologist Henry H. Goddard, from Ancient Greek μωρός (moros, foolish, dull).

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Noun[edit]

moron (plural morons)

  1. (dated, originally) A person of borderline intelligence in the former classification of mental retardation, having of an intelligence quotient of 50-69.
  2. (slang) An unintelligent person; an idiot; a fool.
  3. (Can we clean up(+) this sense?) (informal) A person who makes uncool, unfunny, uninteresting, or irrelevant (see lame) attempts to impress others and draw attention to themselves, especially in a flawed attempt to act like someone else.

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Turkish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [moɾˈon]
  • Hyphenation: mo‧ron

Adjective[edit]

moron (comparative daha moron, superlative en moron)

  1. fool, stupid, idiot, moronic

Noun[edit]

moron (definite accusative moronu, plural moronlar)

  1. a moron
    Bir morona aşık oldum. — I fell in love with a moron.

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Welsh[edit]

Noun[edit]

moron f (singular moronen)

  1. carrots

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
moron foron unchanged unchanged