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dolt

[ dohlt ]
/ doʊlt /
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noun

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
doltish, adjectivedolt·ish·ly, adverbdolt·ish·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dolt

dolt
/ (dəʊlt) /

noun

a slow-witted or stupid person
doltish, adjectivedoltishly, adverbdoltishness, noun
C16: probably related to Old English dol stupid; see dull
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