Last modified on 6 January 2015, at 03:14

白痴

ChineseEdit

For pronunciation and definitions of 白痴 – see 白癡.
(This term, 白痴, is the simplified form of 白癡.)
Notes:

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
はく
Grade: 1

Grade: S
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

白痴 (hiragana はくち, romaji hakuchi)

  1. idiocy, imbecility
  2. (dated, medicine) profound mental retardation, indicating an IQ of under 25
  3. an idiot, an imbecile
  4. (dated, medicine) a person suffering from profound mental retardation, with an IQ of under 25

Usage notesEdit

No longer used in the clinical sense, much as English idiot is no longer used clinically.

See alsoEdit

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this word

NounEdit

白痴 (baekchi) (hangeul 백치)

  1. Hanja form? of 백치, “idiot”.

SynonymsEdit