dolt

noun
\ ˈdōlt How to pronounce dolt (audio) \

Definition of dolt

: a stupid person

Other Words from dolt

doltish \ ˈdōl-​tish How to pronounce dolt (audio) \ adjective
doltishly adverb
doltishness noun

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Examples of dolt in a Sentence

What a dolt I've been! he's always jokingly calling his best friend a dolt
Recent Examples on the Web His horrifying misrule convinced even die-hard autocrats that the country could not survive with an incompetent dolt at the apex of power. Ryan Cooper, The Week, 11 Aug. 2021 The thing is, a person using their horn in this aggressive manner is seemingly saying that the other driver is a complete dolt. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 1 Sep. 2021 Kirk Schulz, the Washington State president and a chemical engineer, can’t be thrilled that his university is now synonymous with an anti-vaxxer dolt. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, 1 Sep. 2021 The dolt to your right has essentially forced you into doing this, due to their careless parking and not having obeyed the rule to always park in the center of a parking spot. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 5 July 2021 Like selling Europe’s elite on how much of a dolt Trump was, this is an easy sell for Lula. Kenneth Rapoza, Forbes, 30 May 2021 Some dolt might decide to try and ram the cicada or take driving actions to avoid running into them, doing so at the peril of other nearby drivers and pedestrians. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 10 May 2021 When Lukashenko first rose to power in 1994, the budding autocrat was perceived as little more than a dolt, an empty suit, a pig farmer who few in Minsk’s political ranks took seriously. Casey Michel, The New Republic, 10 Aug. 2020 Cyrano's desolation is tempered by a begrudging affection for Christian, who is just tongue-tied enough to be endearing without being an entirely hopeless dolt in Jenner's appealing performance. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Nov. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of dolt

1553, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dolt

probably akin to Old English dol foolish

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“Dolt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dolt. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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