dullard

noun dull·ard \ ˈdə-lərd \
Updated on: 30 Mar 2018

Definition of dullard

: a stupid or unimaginative person

Examples of dullard in a Sentence

  1. The company is run by a bunch of dullards.

  2. often mistaken for a dullard because he never said much in discussions

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First Known Use of dullard

15th century

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Definition of dullard for English Language Learners

  • : a stupid and uninteresting person



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