dolt

[ dohlt ]
/ doʊlt /

noun

a dull, stupid person; blockhead.

Origin of dolt

1535–45; variant of obsolete dold stupid, orig. past participle of Middle English dollen, dullen to dull

Related forms

dolt·ish, adjectivedolt·ish·ly, adverbdolt·ish·ness, noun
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dolt

/ (dəʊlt) /

noun

a slow-witted or stupid person

Derived Forms

doltish, adjectivedoltishly, adverbdoltishness, noun

Word Origin for dolt

C16: probably related to Old English dol stupid; see dull
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