|1.||old-fashioned a person afflicted with cretinism|
|2.||offensive a person considered to be extremely stupid|
|[C18: from French crétin, from Swiss French crestin, from Latin Chrīstiānus|
cretin cre·tin (krēt'n)
A person afflicted with cretinism.
cretin/kret'in/ or /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.