See also: hirni

German Edit

Etymology Edit

From Hirn (brain) +‎ -i.

Pronunciation Edit

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Noun Edit

Hirni m (strong, genitive Hirnis, plural Hirnis)

  1. (colloquial, usually humorous) an idiot, someone who isn't quite right in the head (rarely employed as an insult, mostly a mild word for someone who has forgotten or misunderstood something)
    Nein, da fahren wir auf dem Rückweg vorbei, du Hirni! Sonst müssten wir ja dreimal hin- und herfahren...
    No, we'll drive by there on our way back, you dummy! Otherwise we'd have to drive back and forth three times...