el cretino
-the cretin
See the entry for cretino.

cretino

cretino(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1.
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(idiotic)
a. stupid
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
¿Estaba borracho? Hay que ser muy cretino para manejar a 200 kilómetros por hora.Was he drunk? You have to be very stupid to drive at 200 kilometers per hour.
b. moronic
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Yo solía ser un adolescente cretino que se metía siempre en problemas con la ley.I used to be a moronic teenager who always got in trouble with the law.
2. (medicine)
a. cretinous
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
El médico se especializa en el cuidado de personas cretinas.The doctor specializes in taking care of cretinous people.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
3.
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(idiotic person)
a. jerk
¡Hiciste llorar al bebé, cretino!You made the baby cry, jerk!
b. moron
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
¡Eres un cretino! ¡Quemaste la comida y casi prendiste fuego a la casa!You're a moron! You burned the food and you almost burned the house down!
4. (medicine)
a. cretin
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
En general, los cretinos son de baja estatura.Cretins are usually short in height.
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cretino
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. cretin
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
cretinoa cretina
adjective
cretinous
cretin
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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