[kreet-n or, esp. British, kret-n] /ˈkrit n or, esp. British, ˈkrɛt n/
a person suffering from .
a stupid, obtuse, or mentally defective person.
(old-fashioned) a person afflicted with cretinism
(offensive) a person considered to be extremely stupid
1779, from French crétin (18c.), from Alpine dialect crestin, “a dwarfed and deformed idiot” of a type formerly found in families in the Alpine lands, a condition caused by a congenital deficiency of thyroid hormones, from Vulgar Latin *christianus “a Christian,” a generic term for “anyone,” but often with a sense of “poor fellow.” Related: Cretinism (1801).
cretin cre·tin (krēt’n)
A person afflicted with cretinism.
cre’tin·oid’ (-oid’) adj.
cre’tin·ous (-əs) adj.
Wrong; inoperative; wretchedly designed; bletcherous (1980s+ Computer)
[kri-ton, kree-ton] /krɪˈtɒn, ˈkri tɒn/ noun 1. a heavy cotton material in colorfully printed designs, used especially for drapery and slipcovers. /krɛˈtɒn; ˈkrɛtɒn/ noun 1. n. 1870, from French cretonne (1723), supposedly from Creton, village in Normandy where it originally was made.
[kree-oo-suh] /kriˈu sə/ noun, Classical Mythology. 1. the bride to be of Jason, slain by Medea. 2. a daughter of Priam and the wife of Aeneas who disappeared in the flight from Troy.
/krɛtɑ̃/ plural noun 1. (Canadian) a spread of shredded pork cooked with onions in pork fat
[krœz] /krœz/ noun 1. a department in central France. 2165 sq. mi. (5605 sq. km). Capital: Guéret. /French krøz/ noun 1. a department of central France, in Limousin region. Capital: Guéret. Pop: 122 713 (2003 est). Area: 5606 sq km (2186 sq miles)