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dolt

 (dōlt)
n.
A stupid person; a dunce.

[Middle English dulte, from past participle of dullen, to dull, from dul, dull; see dull.]

dolt′ish adj.
dolt′ish·ly adv.
dolt′ish·ness n.

dolt

(dəʊlt)
n
a slow-witted or stupid person
[C16: probably related to Old English dol stupid; see dull]
ˈdoltish adj
ˈdoltishly adv
ˈdoltishness n

dolt

(doʊlt)

n.
a blockhead; dunce.
[1535–45; variant of obsolete dold stupid]
dolt′ish, adj.
dolt′ish•ly, adv.
dolt′ish•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dolt - a person who is not very brightdolt - a person who is not very bright; "The economy, stupid!"
berk - a stupid person who is easy to take advantage of
blockhead, bonehead, dumbass, dunce, dunderhead, fuckhead, hammerhead, knucklehead, loggerhead, lunkhead, muttonhead, numskull, shithead - a stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence
klutz - (Yiddish) a clumsy dolt
simpleton, simple - a person lacking intelligence or common sense

dolt

noun idiot, fool, dope (informal), jerk (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), ass, clot (Brit. informal), plank (Brit. slang), charlie (Brit. informal), berk (Brit. slang), prick (derogatory slang), wally (slang), booby, prat (slang), plonker (slang), coot, geek (slang), twit (informal, chiefly Brit.), chump (informal), dunce, oaf, simpleton, dullard, dimwit (informal), ignoramus, dipstick (Brit. slang), gonzo (slang), schmuck (U.S. slang), dork (slang), nitwit (informal), blockhead, dweeb (U.S. slang), putz (U.S. slang), fathead (informal), eejit (Scot. & Irish), thicko (Brit. slang), dumb-ass (slang), gobshite (Irish taboo slang), numpty (Scot. informal), doofus (slang, chiefly U.S.), lamebrain (informal), fuckwit (taboo slang), thickhead, dickwit (slang), nerd or nurd (slang), numbskull or numskull He's a first class dolt.

dolt

noun
Translations

dolt

[dəʊlt] Nimbécil mf
you dolt!¡imbécil!

dolt

nTölpel m

dolt

[dəʊlt] nimbecille m/f
References in classic literature ?
Let him question me whoever will: to a dolt, however, I shall hardly answer.
Were there more than one, dolt, that you ask the question?
He really is a dolt, I suppose, in other things; but it answers his one purpose very well.
Did the man run away, Dolt, when we stopped for the drag?
Look here, fool and dolt (for so I may call you, when you don't understand my words, and run away from good fortune), if I had said that my daughter was to throw herself down from a tower, or go roaming the world, as the Infanta Dona Urraca wanted to do, you would be right in not giving way to my will; but if in an instant, in less than the twinkling of an eye, I put the 'Don' and 'my lady' on her back, and take her out of the stubble, and place her under a canopy, on a dais, and on a couch, with more velvet cushions than all the Almohades of Morocco ever had in their family, why won't you consent and fall in with my wishes?
He immediately made him the butt of his pleasantries; and cracked off two or three good hits, that caused the sluggish dolt to prick up his ears, and delighted all the company.
Gratitude easily becomes love in a woman's heart"--answered the dear creature, with a smile and a look that Betts would have been a mere dolt not to have comprehended--"and it is my duty to take care that MY gratitude does not entertain this weakness.
And yet, in spite of the killing pace and the stony track, who but the sluggard or the dolt can hold aloof from the course?
Well, gentlemen," said Joe, "you may try their fall over again, if you like; but, as for me, who am but a dolt, I prefer keeping at the medium height--neither too far up, nor too low down.
I hardly know; but wait a moment - idiot, I think it was - no, no, it was fool or dolt.
Why couldn't they have their dolt of a brother with them?
Pocket and Herbert I got on fast; and, with one or the other always at my elbow to give me the start I wanted, and clear obstructions out of my road, I must have been as great a dolt as Drummle if I had done less.