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  1. a dull, stupid person; blockhead.
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Origin of dolt

1535–45; variant of obsolete dold stupid, orig. past participle of Middle English dollen, dullen to dull
Related formsdolt·ish, adjectivedolt·ish·ly, adverbdolt·ish·ness, noun

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Related Words for dolt

fool, dumbbell, dunce, idiot, goon, dope, blockhead, chump, stupid, ignoramus, nitwit, simpleton, boob, sap, dimwit, airhead, dodo, dumdum, yo-yo, lunkhead

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British Dictionary definitions for dolt


  1. a slow-witted or stupid person
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Derived Formsdoltish, adjectivedoltishly, adverbdoltishness, noun

Word Origin for dolt

C16: probably related to Old English dol stupid; see dull
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Word Origin and History for dolt


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.

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