- a dull, stupid person; blockhead.
Origin of dolt
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Examples from the Web for doltish
Is it that doltish Jules, who looks an absolute fool, but may be masking his game!Messengers of Evil
The common English are doltish; except in the North, where you won't do much with them.Beauchamp's Career, Complete
You wanted me, my money, everything, and had nothing to give in return except your own doltish self.A Bottle of Old Wine
Richard O. Lewis
I blushed at my idiocy; the idea of being so doltish and timid with a flower seller!My Neighbor Raymond (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XI)
Charles Paul de Kock
Such air as these Germans had was a blackguard air of doltish ugliness—dull, gross, incurable.War
- a slow-witted or stupid person
Word Origin and History for doltish
1540s, perhaps a variant of dold "dull, foolish," influenced by dulte, dolte, past participle forms of Middle English dullen "to dull, make or become dazed or stupid" (see dull (adj.)). Related: Doltish; doltishly; doltishness.