Last modified on 23 June 2014, at 07:33

白痴

ChineseEdit

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NounEdit

白痴

  1. idiot
  2. idiocy

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Derived termsEdit

  • 白痴佬 (baak6 ci1 lou2) (Cantonese)

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.

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