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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 ?
A MAN that owned a fine Dog, and by a careful selection of its mate had bred a number of animals but a little lower than the angels, fell in love with his washerwoman, married her, and reared a family of dolts.
And as he descended the winding stairs of the courts: "A fine rabble of asses and dolts these Parisians
He called them all the fools and dolts you can imagine, said it was necessary I should talk to the doctor, fluttered the chart in their faces, asked them if they could afford to break the treaty the very day they were bound a-treasure-hunting.
Not stupid dolts, nor fat bourgeois swine of business men, but men of temperament, of flame and fire; madmen, maybe, but a lawless, royal race of madmen.
I should like to rap with a good stick on the empty pates of the dolts who circulate such nonsense
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.