Idiot vs Sawney - What's the difference?
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
* idjit, idget (eye dialect)
(pejorative) A person of low general intelligence.
(obsolete, medicine, psychology) A person who lacks the capacity to develop beyond the mental age of a normal four-year-old.
- 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.
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