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idiot savant


an idiot savant who couldn’t navigate a grocery store, but could mentally calculate the number of days between any two dates
  a person who is mentally retarded in general but who displays remarkable aptitude in some limited field (usually involving calculation or memory)
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Strongly Associated with:   savant
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The term idiot savant is no longer used as a medical term. Idiot was at one time used to describe a person with an IQ of less than 20.
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  • an idiot savant who couldn’t navigate a grocery store, but could mentally calculate the number of days between any two dates
  • Mr. Dalton says he’s somewhat of an idiot savant, which mean he’s a stupid genius!
    Darren Shan  --  A Living Nightmare
  • We fall into clans: Jocks, Country Clubbers, Idiot Savants, Cheerleaders, Human Waste, Eurotrash, Future Fascists of America, Big Hair Chix, the Marthas, Suffering Artists, Thespians, Goths, Shredders.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
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Associated words [difficulty]:   idiot savant , savant [6] , child prodigy [8]
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