Origin of dolt
Examples from the Web for dolt
No doubt I looked but a poor boor to her—a giant and a dolt.
I was a dolt, a little unsensible brute; I did not value such thing' then; I was too yo'ng, las' June.Monsieur Beaucaire|Booth Tarkington
He was a dolt who confused genuine passion with the milder preferences of callow youth.Flood Tide|Sara Ware Bassett
They didn't care to be laughed at by a whole dancing hall again for the sake of bringing such a dolt home.L'Assommoir|Emile Zola
"This dolt will play the devil with us all," thought he, looking with a peculiar expression at the bewildered servant.The Cock and Anchor|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
British Dictionary definitions for dolt
Word Origin for dolt
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.