See also: 白癡

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ChineseEdit

 
white; empty; blank; bright; clear; plain; pure; gratuitous
 
imbecile; sentimental; stupid; foolish; silly
trad. (白痴/白癡) /
simp. (白痴)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

白痴

  1. idiot
  2. idiocy

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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, rōmaji 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 term

NounEdit

白痴 (baekchi) (hangeul 백치)

  1. Hanja form? of 백치, “idiot”.

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