idioot

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch idioot, ydioot. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌi.diˈ(j)oːt/
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  • Hyphenation: i‧di‧oot

Noun[edit]

idioot m (plural idioten, diminutive idiootje n)

  1. an idiot
    Zijn broer rijdt als een idioot.
    His brother drives like an idiot.

Related terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

idioot (comparative idioter, superlative idiootst)

  1. idiotic, foolish, stupid
    De meeste inzendingen voor de liedtekst waren helaas idioot.
    Unfortunately, most mailed suggestions for the song's lyrics were idiotic.
  2. annoying, irritating

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of idioot
uninflected idioot
inflected idiote
comparative idioter
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial idioot idioter het idiootst
het idiootste
indefinite m./f. sing. idiote idiotere idiootste
n. sing. idioot idioter idiootste
plural idiote idiotere idiootste
definite idiote idiotere idiootste
partitive idioots idioters