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  • dolt — (d[=o]lt; 110), n. [OE. dulte, prop. p. p. of dullen to dull. See {Dull}.] A heavy, stupid fellow; a blockhead; a numskull; an ignoramus; a dunce; a dullard. [1913 Webster] This Puck seems but a dreaming dolt. Drayton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dolt — dolt, v. i. To behave foolishly. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dolt — [dōlt] n. [prob. < ME dolte, pp. of dullen: see DULL, vt. vi.] a stupid, slow witted person; blockhead doltish adj. doltishly adv. doltishness n …   English World dictionary

  • dolt — [dəult US doult] n old fashioned [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Perhaps from dold stupid (1400 1500)] a silly or stupid person >doltish adj …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dolt — [ doult ] noun count a stupid person …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dolt — (n.) 1540s, perhaps a variant of dold dull, foolish, influenced by dulte, dolte, pp. forms of M.E. dullen to dull, make or become dazed or stupid (see DULL (Cf. dull)). Related: Doltish; doltishly; doltishness …   Etymology dictionary

  • dolt — [n] stupid person airhead*, blockhead*, boob*, chump*, dimwit*, dodo*, dope, dork*, dumbbell*, dumdum*, dunce, fool, goon*, idiot, ignoramus, lamebrain*, lunkhead*, meathead*, nitwit*, sap*, simpleton, stupid, yo yo*; concepts 412,423 Ant. brain …   New thesaurus

  • dolt — ► NOUN ▪ a stupid person. DERIVATIVES doltish adjective. ORIGIN perhaps a variant of dulled, from DULL(Cf. ↑dulness) …   English terms dictionary

  • dolt —    A dolt is a dull person, a blockhead. The word has been in use since at least the sixteenth century, and was thus available to Shakespeare. He has Pandarus, in Troilus and Cressida, refer to the ‘asses, fools, dolts’, meaning the ordinary… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • dolt — [[t]doʊlt[/t]] n. a blockhead; dunce • Etymology: 1535–45; var. of obs. dold stupid dolt′ish, adj. dolt′ish•ly, adv. dolt′ish•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

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