sb. unlearned person, a man not holding public officeVariants: ydiot, ideot, ydioteEtymology: Old French idiot, one that hath no charge in a commonwealth, an unprofitable person, a ninny, a natural fool; Latin idiota (Vulg.); Greek ἰδιώτης, ignorant ( ), lit. one occupied with τὰ ἴδια his private affairs, from ἴδιος, one's own.