dolt

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First used as a noun in Early Modern English, from English dialectal dold (stupid, confused), from Middle English dold, a variant of dulled, dult (dulled), past participle of dullen, dollen (to make dull, make stupid), from dull, dul, dwal (stupid). More at dull.

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Noun[edit]

dolt (plural dolts)

  1. (pejorative) A stupid person; a blockhead or dullard.

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Verb[edit]

dolt (third-person singular simple present dolts, present participle dolting, simple past and past participle dolted)

  1. (obsolete) To behave foolishly.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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Dutch[edit]

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dolt

  1. second- and third-person singular present indicative of dollen
  2. (archaic) plural imperative of dollen

Manx[edit]

Verb[edit]

dolt (verbal noun doltey, past participle doltit)

  1. to adopt, foster, initiate

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Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dolt

  1. absolute indefinite neuter form of dold.

Verb[edit]

dolt

  1. supine of dölja.