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Definition of "village idiot" []

  • A person widely known in their community for their stupidity and ignorant behaviour. (noun)

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Use "village idiot" in a sentence
  • "Mr. Campion, who found himself watching the scene with the fascinated apprehension of a village idiot at a dangerous crossing, almost laughed aloud at the expression of incredulity which spread over Ulysse’s face as his glance took in the two women."
  • "We don’t have a village idiot in Swevenings; we have a bloody-minded old gentleman."