mattoid

mattoid
n. a person of erratic mind, a mixture of genius and fool.
Etymology: It. mattoide f. matto insane

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  • Mattoid — Mat toid, n. [It. matto mad (cf. L. mattus, matus, drunk) + oid.] A person of congenitally abnormal mind bordering on insanity or degeneracy. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mattoid — [mat′oid΄] n. 〚It mattoide < matto, mad < L mattus, intoxicated: see MAT2〛 Rare a person of unbalanced mind who is almost psychotic * * * …   Universalium

  • mattoid — [mat′oid΄] n. [It mattoide < matto, mad < L mattus, intoxicated: see MAT2] Rare a person of unbalanced mind who is almost psychotic …   English World dictionary

  • mattoid — 1. adjective Displaying erratic behaviour 2. noun a) A person who displays such behaviour b) Compound of genius and fool …   Wiktionary

  • mattoid — mat·toid mat ȯid n a borderline psychopath …   Medical dictionary

  • mattoid — mætɔɪd n. insane person; simpleminded person, moron; one who has a tendency for insanity …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mattoid — mat·toid …   English syllables

  • mattoid — /ˈmætɔɪd/ (say matoyd) noun a person of abnormal mentality bordering on insanity. {Italian mattoide, from matto mad, from Latin mattus intoxicated} …  

  • mattoid —   n. congenital idiot …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Ahmad Thomson — Hajj Ahmad Thomson Born Martin Thomson Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia Nationality British Ethnicity White African Education LL.B.(Hons.) GDL …   Wikipedia

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