dolt

dolt

[dohlt]
noun
a dull, stupid person; blockhead.

Origin:
1535–45; variant of obsolete dold stupid, orig. past participle of Middle English dollen, dullen to dull

doltish, adjective
doltishly, adverb
doltishness, noun


idiot, fool, clod, nitwit, dummy.
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dolt (dəʊlt)
 
n
a slow-witted or stupid person
 
[C16: probably related to Old English dol stupid; see dull]
 
'doltish
 
adj
 
'doltishly
 
adv
 
'doltishness
 
n

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dolt
1543, 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).
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