Idiot Savant Definition

idēət səvänt, səvant; -savənt; Fr ēdyō sȧväō
idiot savants, idiot-savant
noun
Webster's New World
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.
American Heritage
A person with savant syndrome; a savant.
American Heritage Medicine

Usage note: The more current term is "savant".

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Other Word Forms of Idiot Savant

Noun

Singular:
idiot savant
Plural:
idiot savants

Origin of Idiot Savant

  • French idiot idiot savant learned

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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