cretin /kret'in/ or /kree'tn/ /n./ Congenital loser;
an obnoxious person; someone who can't do anything right. It has
been observed that many American hackers tend to favor the British
pronunciation /kret'in/ over standard American /kree'tn/; it is
thought this may be due to the insidious phonetic influence of
Monty Python's Flying Circus.
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