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dolt

Syllabification: dolt
Pronunciation: /dōlt
 
/

Definition of dolt in English:

noun

A stupid person.
Example sentences
  • It's foolish to complain about uninteresting times, especially when one of your favourite curses is to condemn fools, dolts and irritating people to live in times of an interesting kind.
  • What makes the dunderheaded dolt think he can pull it off?
  • More stupid, though, are the dolts revealed by this site.

Origin

mid 16th century: perhaps a variant of dulled, past participle of dull.

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