freedumb

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of freedom +‎ dumb

Noun[edit]

freedumb (uncountable)

  1. (slang, derogatory, US politics) Stupidity masquerading as love of freedom; an assertion of one's personal liberty which is perceived to be unreasonable or motivated by stupidity.
    • 2011. Steven K. Scherzinger, American Freedumb (book title).
    • 2011. Laura Penny, More Money Than Brains: Why School Sucks, College is Crap, & Idiots Think They're Right.
      But freedumb also tells us that we can do whatever we like, because we're free to ignore those who think they know better.