idea of reference n.
The belief that other people’s statements or acts have special reference to oneself when in fact they do not.
[id-ee-uh-tiz-uh m] /ˈɪd i əˌtɪz əm/ noun 1. idiotic conduct or action. 2. . [id-ee-uh-tiz-uh m] /ˈɪd i əˌtɪz əm/ noun, Obsolete. 1. an idiom. /ˈɪdɪəˌtɪzəm/ noun 1. an archaic word for idiocy 2. an obsolete word for idiom
[id-ee-uh-tahyz] /ˈɪd i əˌtaɪz/ verb (used with object), idiotized, idiotizing. 1. to make a fool of; make idiotic.
- Idiot light
noun phrase A usually red light on a car’s dashboard that glows to announce some sort of fact, such as the discharge of a battery, overheating, etc: replaced by too-late-to-react idiot lights (1968+)
[id-ee-uh t-proof] /ˈɪd i ətˌpruf/ adjective 1. built, organized, written, etc., in such a way as to be usable by or understandable to any person of average intelligence or skill: an idiot-proof camera.