Dolt definition

dōlt
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A stupid person; a dunce.
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A stupid, slow-witted person; blockhead.
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The definition of a dolt is a stupid person.

An example of a dolt is a person with no common sense.

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(pejorative) A stupid person; a blockhead or dullard.
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(obsolete) To behave foolishly.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
dolt
Plural:
dolts

Origin of dolt

  • Middle English dulte from past participle of dullen to dull from dul dull dull

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • First used as a noun in Early Modern English, from English dialectal dold (“stupid, confused”), from Middle English dold, a variant of dulled, dult (“dulled”), past participle of dullen, dollen (“to make dull, make stupid”), from dull, dul, dwal (“stupid”). More at dull.

    From Wiktionary