EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɔːɹɒn/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔːɹɒn

NounEdit

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 notesEdit

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Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • French: moron
  • Turkish: moron

TranslationsEdit

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Further readingEdit

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EsperantoEdit

NounEdit

moron

  1. accusative singular of moro

FinnishEdit

InterjectionEdit

moron

  1. (colloquial) Alternative form of moro.

AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

moron m (plural morons, feminine moronne)

  1. (Quebec) moron, idiot

AdjectiveEdit

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

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

Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

moron

  1. Alternative form of morwe

RomanianEdit

NounEdit

moron m (plural moroni)

  1. Alternative form of morun

DeclensionEdit


TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

moron

  1. fool, stupid, idiot, moronic

NounEdit

moron (definite accusative moronu, plural moronlar)

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

DeclensionEdit

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

WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

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).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

moron f pl (singulative moronen)

  1. carrots

MutationEdit

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.

Further readingEdit

  • "moron" in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru (A Dictionary of the Welsh Language). University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies, 2014.