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.
[id-ee-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik] /ˌɪd i əˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk/ adjective, Psychiatry. 1. of or characterized by introspection; introspective.
[id-ee-uh t sa-vahnt, suh-vant, sav-uh nt; French ee-dyoh sa-vahn] /ˈɪd i ət sæˈvɑnt, səˈvænt, ˈsæv ənt; French i dyoʊ saˈvɑ̃/ noun, plural idiot savants French, idiots savants [ee-dyoh sa-vahn] /i dyoʊ saˈvɑ̃/ (Show IPA). Psychiatry. 1. a mentally defective person with an exceptional skill or talent in a special field, as a highly developed ability […]
- Idiot strings
plural noun 1. (Canadian, informal) strings attached to children’s mittens to prevent the wearer from losing them