idiot savantidiot savant
pl. id′i·ot sa·vants′ or idi·ots sa·vants′
savant (sense )
Origin of idiot savantFr, literally , wise idiot
nounpl. idiot savants
A person with a cognitive or developmental impairment, such as mental retardation or autism, who exhibits extraordinary ability in a highly specialized area, such as arithmetic or memorization.
Origin of idiot savantFrench : idiot, idiot + savant, learned.
(plural idiot savants)