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idiotnoun [C]

uk   /ˈɪd.i.ət/ us   /ˈɪd.i.ət/
B2 a stupid person or someone who is behaving in a stupid way: Some idiot left the tap running in the bathroom and there's water everywhere. [as form of address] You stupid idiot - that's a month's work you've lost!

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(Definition of idiot from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"idiot" in American English

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idiotnoun [C]

us   /ˈɪd·i·ət/
a foolish person, esp. someone who has done something stupid: I felt like an idiot.
idiotic
adjective us   /ˌɪd·iˈɑt̬·ɪk/
Whose idiotic idea was it to go camping?
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Translations of “idiot”
in Korean 바보…
in Arabic غَبي…
in Malaysian bodoh, dungu…
in French idiot, idiote…
in Russian идиот…
in Chinese (Traditional) 白癡, 笨蛋…
in Italian idiota…
in Turkish budala, aptal, salak…
in Polish idiot-a/ka…
in Spanish idiota…
in Vietnamese kẻ ngốc, người kém thông minh…
in Portuguese idiota, estúpido, -a…
in Thai คนโง่เง่า, คนปัญญาอ่อน…
in German der Idiot, der/die Schwachsinnige…
in Catalan idiota…
in Japanese ばか…
in Chinese (Simplified) 白痴, 笨蛋…
in Indonesian orang bodoh, orang tolol…
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“idiot” in American English

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Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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