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cretin


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cretin  \Cre"tin\  (kr[=e]"t[i^]n),  n.  [F.  cr['e]tin;  of  uncertain 
  origin.] 
  One  afflicted  with  cretinism. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cretin 
  n  :  a  person  of  subnormal  intelligence  [syn:  {idiot},  {imbecile}, 
  {moron},  {changeling},  {half-wit},  {retard}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  cretin  /kret'in/  or  /kree'tn/  n.  Congenital  {loser};  an 
  obnoxious  person;  someone  who  can't  do  anything  right  It  has 
  been  observed  that  many  American  hackers  tend  to  favor  the  British 
  pronunciation  /kret'in/  over  standard  American  /kree'tn/;  it  is  thought 
  this  may  be  due  to  the  insidious  phonetic  influence  of  Monty  Python's 
  Flying  Circus. 
 
 




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