- a dull, stupid person; blockhead.
Origin of dolt
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Related Words for doltfool, dumbbell, dunce, idiot, goon, dope, blockhead, chump, stupid, ignoramus, nitwit, simpleton, boob, sap, dimwit, airhead, dodo, dumdum, yo-yo, lunkhead
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Historical Examples of dolt
Is it necessary that he should be a dolt in order to be fitted for his vocation?
I wonder so talented a father should own a dolt like Rufus for a son.Eventide
Why did not you go and talk to that brute of a boy, and that dolt of a woman?
While he had stood there a dolt and sluggard, she had satisfied her curiosity and stolen away.A Drift from Redwood Camp
But that dolt had not a worde to say for him self, but was as doume as a bitle in that mater.
- a slow-witted or stupid person
Word Origin 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.