deaf-and-dumb

deaf-and-dumb
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  • Deaf and dumb — Dumb Dumb, a. [AS. dumb; akin to D. dom stupid, dumb, Sw. dumb, Goth. dumbs; cf. Gr. ? blind. See {Deaf}, and cf. {Dummy}.] 1. Destitute of the power of speech; unable; to utter articulate sounds; as, the dumb brutes. [1913 Webster] To unloose… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deaf and dumb — deaf and dumb, deaf and dumb deaf and dumbadj. both deaf and unable to speak; without the sense of hearing or the faculty of speech. Same as {Deaf mute}. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deaf-and-dumb — deaf and dumb, deaf and dumb deaf and dumbadj. both deaf and unable to speak; without the sense of hearing or the faculty of speech. Same as {Deaf mute}. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deaf-and-dumb — [def′ n dum′] adj. 1. deaf mute 2. of or for deaf mutes: Now regarded as offensive …   English World dictionary

  • deaf-and-dumb — deaf′ and dumb′ adj. Offensive. off sts unable to hear and speak • Etymology: 1150–1200 usage: See dumb …   From formal English to slang

  • deaf-and-dumb — adjective OFFENSIVE not able to hear or speak …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Deaf and dumb — the drum, inside information, e.g. I ll give you the deaf and dumb …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • deaf and dumb — I Australian Slang the drum, inside information, e.g. I ll give you the deaf and dumb II Cockney Rhyming Slang Bum …   English dialects glossary

  • deaf-and-dumb — adjective unable to hear or speak the deaf and dumb noun (plural) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • deaf and dumb fortune-teller —    Occasional literary references in the 18th and 19th centuries indicate that deaf or dumb people were particularly sought after as fortune tellers. This is confirmed in a Scottish example reported in N&Q (1s:12 (1855), 488), and in the 1718… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • Deaf and dumb alphabet — Alphabet Al pha*bet, n. [L. alphabetum, fr. Gr. ? + ?, the first two Greek letters; Heb. [=a]leph and beth: cf. F. alphabet.] 1. The letters of a language arranged in the customary order; the series of letters or signs which form the elements of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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