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4 definitions found
 for cretin
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cretin \Cre"tin\ (kr[=e]"t[i^]n), n. [F. cr['e]tin; of uncertain
     origin.]
     One afflicted with cretinism.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cretin
      n 1: a person of subnormal intelligence [syn: idiot,
           imbecile, cretin, moron, changeling, half-wit,
           retard]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  19 Moby Thesaurus words for "cretin":
     ament, born fool, clot, congenital idiot, defective, golem,
     half-wit, idiot, imbecile, juggins, mongoloid idiot, moron,
     natural, natural idiot, natural-born fool, simp, simpleton, zany,
     zombie
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  cretin
   /kret'in/, /kree?tn/, n.
  
      Congenital loser; an obnoxious person; someone who can't do anything
      right. It has been observed that many American hackers tend to favor the
      British pronunciation /kret'in/ over standard American /kree'tn/; it is
      thought this may be due to the insidious phonetic influence of Monty
      Python's Flying Circus.
  

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