白痴

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See also: 白癡

Chinese[edit]

 
white; empty; blank; bright; clear; plain; pure; gratuitous
 
imbecile; sentimental; stupid; foolish; silly
trad. (白痴/白癡) /
simp. (白痴)

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Noun[edit]

白痴

  1. idiot; halfwit
  2. idiocy; intellectual disability

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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, rōmaji 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.

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Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

白痴 (baekchi) (hangeul 백치)

  1. Hanja form? of 백치, “idiot”.

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