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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

 
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tonto (uncountable)

  1. a traditional Ugandan fermented beverage made from bananas

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin attonitus.

PronunciationEdit

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

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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

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