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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Spanish tonto (stupid), from Latin attonitus.

AdjectiveEdit

tonto (comparative more tonto, superlative most tonto)

  1. (slang) crazy, mad
    • 2011, Gil McNeil, Stand by Your Man, Bloomsbury Publishing →ISBN
      Yes, and then I got drunk one night and snogged one of his friends, and he went tonto.
    • 2012, Ken McNab, The Beatles in Scotland, Birlinn →ISBN
      And when McCartney heard White Trash's version, he went tonto.
    • 2014, Ben Elton, Time and Time Again, Random House →ISBN
      AMERICA! The richest prize on the bloody planet. Gone, for want of a few paltry seats on the cross benches. George the bloody Third wasn't just mad, he was completely tonto!

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

tonto (uncountable)

  1. a traditional Ugandan fermented beverage made from bananas

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin attonitus.

AdjectiveEdit

tonto (feminine singular tonta, masculine plural tonti, feminine plural tonte)

  1. stupid, silly, dumb, foolish

NounEdit

tonto m (plural tonti, feminine tonta)

  1. a fool, a stupid person
  2. goof

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin attonitus.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

tonto m (feminine singular tonta, masculine plural tontos, feminine plural tontas, comparable)

  1. dizzy
  2. stupid
    Synonyms: anormal, bobo, estúpido, idiota, pateta
  3. silly, foolish
    Synonyms: bobo, pateta, tolo

NounEdit

tonto m (plural tontos, feminine tonta, feminine plural tontas)

  1. a fool, a stupid person

Related termsEdit


SpanishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Latin attonitus (struck by lightning, stupefied, dazed).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtonto/, [ˈt̪õn̪t̪o]

AdjectiveEdit

tonto (feminine singular tonta, masculine plural tontos, feminine plural tontas) (superlative tontísimo)

  1. stupid
    Synonyms: bobo, estúpido, idiota, retrasado, subnormal, tarado
  2. silly, foolish
    Synonym: bobo

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

tonto m (plural tontos, feminine tonta, feminine plural tontas)

  1. a fool, a stupid person

Related termsEdit