A word associated to people whose lack of intelligence, manners/etiquette, appreciation, moral fibre and glaring social ineptitude, which in turn allows upstanding, educated, decent, moral, intelligent, socially respectful and hard working people to perceive them as "degenerates" (owing to their inherent and blatantly obvious flaws). A 'cretin' is usually linked, but not limited to the following:

* People who hang around on street corners, shops, public access routes or any other place where the intimidation factor to ordinary, decent folk is a bonus. Note: Participants are usually loud, obnoxious, drunk, seeking trouble, showing off or a combination of all 5.

* Football hooligans who wear specific clothing to associate themselves to 'their' club and make a point that they are looking for trouble e.g. Burberry caps, jeans etc. Also, football hooligans, loudmouths, drunkards etc in general are typically "cretinous".

* Ethnic minorities whose objective is to intimidate, steal, sell drugs, flunk off school, spew forth native commonalities in a drudgingly pathetic manner (you know, the usual).

* Unappreciative partners of seemingly decent, good-looking females whose attitude is mainly focused towards 'chavalry' rather than the more honourable, manly and decent 'chivalry' attitude.

* Yobbo teens who try (without success) to appear bigger than they are, sound educated or coherent (impossible) and try (also without success) to get 'one over' on anyone who ensues an argument with them by uttering common anecdotes, failed educated grammar and vocabulary and "socially hip" (usually obtained from cheesy American soaps or other 'cretins') body movements e.g. "talk to the hand"..No, I won't talk to the hand, shut up, you're pathetic, im talking to you direct otherwise I wouldn't be facing you, you cretin.

* People whose sole purpose in life is to drain the life-force (i.e. human spirit, positivity, ambition and general well-being) from people whose success in life is related to said character traits.

* People whose aura affects you directly or indirectly either through a general depressive demeanour, negative attitude etc.
"Look at those loudmouth football supporters outside that pub; what cretins"

"Dude, why are those cretins flocking to that spar shop?"

"Look at that guy; the way he treats his girlfriend. What a cretin"
by Bob Morten October 05, 2005

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A completely irrelevant mope of a douchebag. Cretins possess exceptionally low intelligence and street smarts, are aroused by bathroom humour and above all love to play idiotic practical jokes. A cretin is generally reared in either a rural or suburban setting and therefore lacks many social graces necessary for sexy urban life. A cretin left to it's own devices eventually implodes in on itself. Cretins require excessive amounts of ritalin and/or Flintstones chewable vitamins. Finally they tend to respond to the name Dave.
That fucktard Dave is such a cretin. He put gunpowder in all the ashtrays at the kegger over at the Cardinal Apartments last night. What a douchebag.
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1. in medical circles, someone who has a thyroid problem which results in the condition known as cretinism. It may also result from bad environmental factors.

2. a thick-headed dunce, a total dumbbutt. You can tell a cretin something and it NEVER sinks in. An absolute numbskull.
1. ... There's no stopping the cretins from hopping.
Creeee-tin!
Creeee-tin! ...

One-two-three-four!
All good cretins have some more!
Four-five-six-seven!

All good cretins go to heaven!

"Cretin Hop" - RAMONES

2. When I was in high school the TV show "Entertainment Tonight" debuted and was something to talk about at the lockers. Now that show is pure trash, it's for cretins.
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A person who lives in the town of Crete, IL.

If they decide to move somewhere outside of Crete, they become an Ex-Cretin.
Are you from Chicago? No, i'm a Cretin.
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Someone who hangs about mainly in a football club, or park. They drink White Ace cider and tend to wear alot of checkers.

Cretins like this are on the dole and use all of their money to buy white ace cider. Often they tick alchol from the shop untill their parents/nan gives them more money

They have 1 best friend (who is equally a cretin) who will worship the ground they walk on and do everything they are told to do.

Cretins are always drunk and play drinking games. They cause trouble on the streets and everyone laughs at them. Cretins do not realise they have a problem or that they are being laughed at. They think they are just having fun and there is nothing wrong it what they are doing. They also take no pride in their personal appearance and tend to look like woody out of "this is england"
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an idiot. someone who cannot do even the simplest tasks right. No one likes the cretin, and is usually hated by most people for screwing up important stuff.

Comes from Romanian, "Cretin", which means idiot.
That cretin forgot to bring the basketball, again. What a complete idiot.
by Vlad Dracula February 27, 2010

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1. a person who has retarded mental and physical growth.

2. an insult for somebody who acts like a douche
1. hey! look at that guy over there! he can't run, what a cretin

2. uh! tammy is such a cretin!
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Word which describes a quite ugly person. Those posessing drastic and distinctively noticeable ugly characteristics will be given the title of a cretin. Word origins from the dictionary yet has been made famous by those inhabiting the King's Hospital School, particularly the members of the 5th Form.
"You know that guy Emmet Hughes"
"Ye wat about em?"
"The state of em. Absolute cretin!"
"Chyeaaaa"
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