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noun [countable] idiot pronunciation in American English /ˈɪdiət/
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  1. 1
    informal someone who behaves in an extremely stupid way

    Diana suddenly realized what an absolute idiot she had been.

    Give that back, you idiot!

    You get a lot of idiots on the road at this time of night.

  2. 2
    offensive an old word meaning “someone with a mental illness or a very low level of intelligence


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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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