[ dohlt ]
/ doʊlt /
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a dull, stupid person; blockhead.
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Origin of dolt
1535–45; variant of obsolete dold stupid, originally past participle of Middle English dollen, dullen to dull
OTHER WORDS FROM doltdoltish, adjectivedolt·ish·ly, adverbdolt·ish·ness, noun
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How to use dolt in a sentence
They enjoyed the situation, as the commercial traveller could see from their doltish looks.Pelle the Conqueror, Complete|Martin Anderson Nexo
She almost touched him, but though his spirit recoiled, the doltish flesh would not be moved.Idolatry|Julian Hawthorne
I looked at his furtive eyes and brutal, doltish face, but he kept them blank as a wall.To Have and To Hold|Mary Johnston
I verily believe, said the elder, that you would willingly be among those doltish screamers on the shore yonder.In the Days of Queen Elizabeth|Eva March Tappan
I felt very doltish and unready as I followed him to the drawing-room.The Yeoman Adventurer|George W. Gough
British Dictionary definitions for dolt
/ (dəʊlt) /
a slow-witted or stupid person
Derived forms of doltdoltish, adjectivedoltishly, adverbdoltishness, noun
Word Origin for dolt
C16: probably related to Old English dol stupid; see dull
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