Examples of dolt in a Sentence
What a dolt I've been!
he's always jokingly calling his best friend a dolt
Recent Examples of dolt from the Web
The truth is that Andy Lack is something of a dolt.
Social media posts have characterized the play’s critics as literary dolts and supporters as liberals without morals who advocate violence against the president.
The temptation is to think dolts at the Pentagon don’t care enough to outfit troops with modern gear.
Bring it on hit me* to a large male who told him off golly just imagine what the unhinged teeny dolt could do an a good day.
Some of his classmates had scrawled messages portraying him as a dolt.
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Origin and Etymology of dolt
First Known Use: 1553See Words from the same year
Synonymsairhead, birdbrain, blockhead, bonehead, bubblehead, chowderhead, chucklehead, clodpoll (or clodpole), clot [British], cluck, clunk, cretin, cuddy (or cuddie) [British dialect], deadhead, dim bulb [slang], dimwit, dip, dodo, idiot, donkey, doofus [slang], dope, dork [slang], dullard, dumbbell, dumbhead, dum-dum, dummkopf, dummy, dunce, dunderhead, fathead, gander, golem, goof, goon, half-wit, hammerhead, hardhead, ignoramus, imbecile, jackass, know-nothing, knucklehead, lamebrain, loggerhead [chiefly dialect], loon, lump, lunkhead, meathead, mome [archaic], moron, mug [chiefly British], mutt, natural, nimrod [slang], nincompoop, ninny, ninnyhammer, nit [chiefly British], nitwit, noddy, noodle, numskull (or numbskull), oaf, pinhead, prat [British], ratbag [chiefly Australian], saphead, schlub (also shlub) [slang], schnook [slang], simpleton, stock, stupe, stupid, thickhead, turkey, woodenhead, yahoo, yo-yo
Related Wordsbooby, buffoon, fool, goose, loony, lunatic, madman, nut, zany; loser; gawk; featherbrain, scatterbrain; beast, boor, cad, churl, clown, creep, cur, heel, jerk, skunk, snake, stinker, villain; bimbette [slang], bimbo [slang], himbo
Near Antonymsegghead, intellect, intellectual, sage, thinker, whiz, wizard; polymath, Renaissance man; sharpie (or sharpy)
DOLT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dolt for English Language Learners
: a stupid person
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