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dolt

[dohlt] /doʊlt/
noun
1.
a dull, stupid person; blockhead.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; variant of obsolete dold stupid, orig. past participle of Middle English dollen, dullen to dull
Related forms
doltish, adjective
doltishly, adverb
doltishness, noun
Synonyms
idiot, fool, clod, nitwit, dummy.
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dolt

/dəʊlt/
noun
1.
a slow-witted or stupid person
Derived Forms
doltish, adjective
doltishly, adverb
doltishness, noun
Word Origin
C16: probably related to Old English dol stupid; see dull
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Word Origin and History for doltishly
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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