tonto

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Spanish tonto (stupid), from Latin attonitus.

Adjective[edit]

tonto (comparative more tonto, superlative most tonto)

  1. (slang) crazy, mad
    • 2011, Gil McNeil, Stand by Your Man, Bloomsbury Publishing →ISBN
      Yes, and then I got drunk one night and snogged one of his friends, and he went tonto.
    • 2012, Ken McNab, The Beatles in Scotland, Birlinn →ISBN
      And when McCartney heard White Trash's version, he went tonto.
    • 2014, Ben Elton, Time and Time Again, Random House →ISBN
      AMERICA! The richest prize on the bloody planet. Gone, for want of a few paltry seats on the cross benches. George the bloody Third wasn't just mad, he was completely tonto!

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

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tonto (uncountable)

  1. a traditional Ugandan fermented beverage made from bananas

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin attonitus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

tonto (feminine singular tonta, masculine plural tonti, feminine plural tonte)

  1. stupid, silly, dumb, foolish

Noun[edit]

tonto m (plural tonti, feminine tonta)

  1. a fool, a stupid person
  2. goof

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin attonitus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

tonto m (feminine singular tonta, masculine plural tontos, feminine plural tontas, comparable)

  1. dizzy
  2. stupid
    Synonyms: anormal, bobo, estúpido, idiota, pateta
  3. silly, foolish
    Synonyms: bobo, pateta, tolo

Noun[edit]

tonto m (plural tontos, feminine tonta, feminine plural tontas)

  1. a fool, a stupid person

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Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin attonitus (struck by lightning, stupefied, dazed).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtonto/, [ˈt̪õn̪t̪o]

Adjective[edit]

tonto (feminine singular tonta, masculine plural tontos, feminine plural tontas) (superlative tontísimo)

  1. stupid
    Synonyms: bobo, estúpido, idiota, retrasado, subnormal, tarado
  2. silly, foolish
    Synonym: bobo

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

tonto m (plural tontos, feminine tonta, feminine plural tontas)

  1. a fool, a stupid person

Related terms[edit]