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Etymology

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Coined by American psychologist Henry H. Goddard in 1910, from Ancient Greek μωρός (mōrós, foolish, dull).

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Noun

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moron (plural morons)

  1. (informal, derogatory) A stupid person; an idiot; a fool.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:fool, Thesaurus:idiot
  2. (psychology, dated, originally) A person of mild mental subnormality in the former classification of mental retardation, having an intelligence quotient of 50–70.
    Synonym: feeble-minded

Usage notes

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Derived terms

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Descendants

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  • French: moron
  • Turkish: moron

Translations

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Esperanto

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Noun

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moron

  1. accusative singular of moro

Finnish

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈmoron/, [ˈmo̞ro̞n]
  • Rhymes: -oron
  • Syllabification(key): mo‧ron

Interjection

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moron (colloquial)

  1. Alternative form of moro.

Noun

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moron

  1. genitive singular of moro

Further reading

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French

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Etymology

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English moron, from Ancient Greek μωρός (mōrós, foolish, dull).

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Noun

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moron m (plural morons, feminine moronne)

  1. (Quebec) moron, idiot

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moron (feminine moronne, masculine plural morons, feminine plural moronnes)

  1. (Quebec, informal) stupid
    Que t’es moron, toi!Gosh, you're stupid!

Middle English

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Noun

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moron

  1. Alternative form of morwe

Romanian

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Noun

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moron m (plural moroni)

  1. Alternative form of morun

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Turkish

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Etymology

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From English moron, from Ancient Greek μωρός (mōrós, slow, dull, foolish, stupid).

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  • IPA(key): [moɾˈon]
  • Hyphenation: mo‧ron

Adjective

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moron

  1. fool, stupid, idiot, moronic

Noun

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moron (definite accusative moronu, plural moronlar)

  1. moron
    Bir morona aşık oldum.I fell in love with a moron.

Declension

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Inflection
Nominative moron
Definite accusative moronu
Singular Plural
Nominative moron moronlar
Definite accusative moronu moronları
Dative morona moronlara
Locative moronda moronlarda
Ablative morondan moronlardan
Genitive moronun moronların

Welsh

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Etymology 1

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From Old English moran, plural of more (edible root, carrot, parsnip), from Proto-West Germanic *morhā, from Proto-Germanic *murhǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *mr̥k- (edible herb, root, tuber).

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moron f (collective, singulative moronen)

  1. carrots
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Mutation

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Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
moron foron unchanged unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Etymology 2

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Noun

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moron

  1. Nasal mutation of boron.

Mutation

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Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
boron foron moron unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading

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  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “moron”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies