- (medicine, dated) The condition of being a moron (person of borderline intelligence).
moron + -ism
Variant of moron
- a retarded person mentally equal to a child between eight and twelve years old: an obsolescent term
- a very foolish or stupid person
Origin of moronarbitrary use (by H. H. Goddard, 1866-1957, United States psychologist) of Classical Greek mōron, neuter of mōros, foolish, akin to Sanskrit mūrá-, stupid