Why did not you go and talk to that brute of a boy, and that dolt of a woman?
Is it necessary that he should be a dolt in order to be fitted for his vocation?
While he had stood there a dolt and sluggard, she had satisfied her curiosity and stolen away.
I wonder so talented a father should own a dolt like Rufus for a son.
Dear Nais, do not let that dolt trifle with your life, your honor, your future; stop his mouth at once.
But that dolt had not a worde to say for him self, but was as doume as a bitle in that mater.
And your dolt head must be taking offence at my looking at you!
Valencia was a conspirator, a drunkard, a dolt and a volcano.
And so one night he sat down and cried to think he must always be a dolt.
Have I been a dolt—a fool—in not recognising feelings for which I did not dare to hope?
1540s, perhaps a variant of dold "dull, foolish," influenced by dulte, dolte, past participle forms of Middle English dullen "to dull, make or become dazed or stupid" (see dull (adj.)). Related: Doltish; doltishly; doltishness.