Idiot vs Sawney - What's the difference?

idiot | sawney |


As nouns the difference between idiot and sawney

is that idiot is (pejorative) a person of low general intelligence while sawney is a fool, an idiot.

As an adjective sawney is

foolish, stupid.

idiot

English

Alternative forms

* eejit * idjit, idget (eye dialect)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (pejorative) A person of low general intelligence.
  • usage note This may be used pejoratively, as an insult. It is a weak insult, however, and between close friends, family members, or lovers, is often completely nonaggressive.
  • (obsolete, medicine, psychology) A person who lacks the capacity to develop beyond the mental age of a normal four-year-old.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Antonyms

    * genius

    sawney

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • a fool, an idiot
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • foolish, stupid