\ ˈdōlt How to pronounce dolt (audio) \

Definition of dolt

: a stupid person

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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 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, "Alexander Lukashenko’s Belarusian Dictatorship Is Going Down in Flames," 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, "'Cyrano': Theater Review," 8 Nov. 2019 My three-year-old understands on-demand, streaming, but Alabama’s Secretary of State is still flipping channels like a dolt?, "Leave it to Cleaver: Merrill’s homophobic TV nostalgia is a political rerun we can’t stop watching," 24 July 2019 Be prepared for an even more authoritarian decent when the curtain is pulled back on this totally unwizardly dolt and his klan of dangerous fools. Tyler Mccarthy, Fox News, "Peter Fonda sorry for Barron Trump tweet but his tweets often go too far," 22 June 2018 Burned into our collective memory as the apparel of choice for gangsters like Tony Montana, playboys like Hugh Hefner, and the greatest dolt in fashion history, Derek Zoolander, silky menswear has been parodied into a pulp. Samuel Hine, GQ, "Silk Is This Season's Strongest Look," 1 May 2018

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of dolt

informal : a stupid person

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