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Moron appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • No Roman ward’s drawn a moron.
  • Tense, I burn a moron no Roman rubies net.
  • Yell: "A moron I lap harasses Sarah Palin or O’Malley!"
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Definition of the noun moron

What does moron mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: morons

  1. a person of subnormal intelligence

Alternative definition of the noun moron


  1. [obsolete] A person of borderline intelligence in the former classification of mental retardation, having of an intelligence quotient of 50-69.
  2. [informal] A person who makes uncool, unfunny, uninteresting, or irrelevant (see lame) attempts to impress others and draw attention to himself, especially in a flawed attempt to act like someone else.
  3. [slang] An idiot.


  1. Moron a.k.a. Mörön is the administrative center of Khövsgöl Aimag in northern Mongolia. Before 1933, Khatgal had been the Aimag capital.
  2. Moron a.k.a. Morón is city and municipalities in Ciego de Ávila Province in central Cuba. It is one of ten municipalities in the province, and is the second in importance and the oldest. Morón is the closest city to the tourist resorts on Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo.
  3. The Moron is a mountain of the Jura, located north of Malleray in the canton of Bern.

There are other places with in their name, like Châtel-Moron.


Moron is a record label.


"Moron" is a composition.


  1. Moron is a term once used in psychology to denote mild intellectual disability. The term was closely tied with the American eugenics movement. Once the term became popularized, it fell out of use by the psychological community, as it was used more commonly as an insult than as a psychological term.
  2. Moron is the name of a location and a king in the Book of Ether in the Book of Mormon. They are both connected with the Jaredite people.
  3. Moron: A bacteriophage moron is an extra gene in prophage genomes that do not have a phage function in the lysogenic cycle.
  4. Moron was an ancient city mentioned by Strabo. Several hypothesis exist related to its location, but a location near Santarém is strongly considered.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Moron

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Google previewYour Call Is Important to Us (2005)

The Truth About Bullshit by Laura Penny

Expert is the lengthy contract you sign to get a loan or mortgage from a bank, and Moron is the brightly colored brochure that encouraged you to bank at the First National House of Usury. Expert is the snarl of subsidiaries and tax dodges ...

Google previewSoccer For Dummies (2013)

by Thomas Dunmore, Scott Murray

Deportivo Moron (Argentina): Moron is a district in Buenos Aires. ✓ Club Destroyers (Bolivia): Having never won a Bolivian title, this second-tier club struggles to live up to its name. ✓ The Strongest (Bolivia): The oldest club in Bolivia. A battle ...

Google previewMolecular Genetics of Bacteria (2016)

by CTI Reviews

A bacteriophage moron is an extra gene in prophage genomes.

Google previewPatients in mental institutions (1943)

by United States. Bureau of the Census, National Institute of Mental Health (U.S.). Biometrics Branch, National Institute of Mental Health (U.S.). Biometry Branch. Survey and Reports Section, National Institute of Mental Health (U.S.). Office of Biometry. Survey and Reports Section

A moron is a mentally defective person usually having a mental age of 6 to 11 years, Inclusive, or, if a child, an Intelligence quotient of 50 or more. As a rule, the upper limit for a diagnosis of mental deficiency should be an intelligence quotient ...

Google previewAmerican Surnames (1986)

by Elsdon Coles Smith

Moron is a diminutive form of the name More "swarthy." Mule is a German name from muhle "mill," the dweller near the mill. Quarrells came from Quarles "circles" in Norfolk. German Sapp cannot be interpreted from the current slang meaning, ...

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of the Romance Languages

by F. Diez

moron s une from the nose dto., Sp. Pg. also = glanders. From morons, cf. It. moruiglione measles, L. L. тиши. Pr. norma may be connected with Fr. увитые. From marmo comes О. Е. mormat a gangrene (= morve mal). Horne Fr.

Google previewLittle Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins (2014)

by Julia Cresswell

moron. Early use was as a medical term for an adult with a mental age of about 8 –12. It comes from Greek mōron, the neuter of mōros 'foolish'.

Fools inane moron nincompoop nit.

Google previewA Dictionary of Intellectual Property Law (2011)

by Peter Groves

Moron. in. a. Hurry. A regrettable expression in this day and age, first used by Foster...

Google previewA Santali-English dictionary (1899)

by A. R. Campbell

Moron. Death. Moron arak. A wild plant the leaves of which are eaten as a potherb, Gymnema hirsutus, W. & A., var Decaisneanum, ...

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If you're listening to a rock star in order to get your information on who to vote for, you're a bigger moron than they are. (Alice Cooper)
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Scrabble value of M3O1R1O1N1

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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