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English

Etymology

From Greek μωρός 'foolish'.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /mɔrɒn/

Noun

Singular
moron

Plural
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  1. (obsolete) A person of borderline intelligence in the former classification of mental retardation, having of an intelligence quotient of 50-69.
  2. (informal) A person who makes uncool, unfunny, uninteresting, or irrelevant (see lame) attempts to impress others and draw attention to himself, especially in a flawed attempt to act like someone else.

Usage notes

Though originally a psychological, clinical, and medical term, it is currently used as a pejorative term against someone of low intelligence, or even as just a general pejorative. Current term for having an IQ between 50 and 69 is mild mental retardation.

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