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mouth-breathing

adjective

Stupid; moronic: If the dumb mouth-breathing bastards in the street only understood/ a quirky Canadian sport run by morons, played by barbarians, and watched by mouth-breathing, two-fisted slobbers (1970s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • Nevertheless, mouth-breathing in all ages has been regarded as a bad habit, and with good reason.

    Preventable Diseases Woods Hutchinson
  • If the mouth-breathing is due to stoppage of the nostrils, this must be relieved.

    Psychotherapy James J. Walsh
  • Another cause of mouth-breathing is extreme swelling of the membrane which covers the turbinated bones of the nose.

  • It is more wholesome than mouth-breathing, and it refreshes the head more.

    Piano Playing Josef Hofmann
  • mouth-breathing is not simply a bad habit, a careless trick on the part of the child.

    Preventable Diseases Woods Hutchinson
  • When both nostrils are closed the nose becomes thin and pointed and mouth-breathing results.

    Degeneracy Eugene S. Talbot
  • A mouth-breathing child is very apt to catch cold and as a consequence of the habit may become catarrhal or tubercular.

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