What is the etymology of maroon as a signal flare? 184.108.40.206 21:56, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
Was definition 4 (moron) derived from definition 1 (fugitive slave settler)?
I always thought that Bugs Bunny usage of this term was like definition 4 (slang for moron), but I'm now wondering if Bugs was making making an insulting comparison to the fugitive slave settlers (definition 1). A few bloggers think this is the case. Does anyone know if this was a vernacular insult at the time these toons were current? A very incomplete search tells me Bugs used this term several times in Looney Toons episodes from 1947-52. / edg ☺ ☭ 15:42, 19 November 2014 (UTC)