dolt

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dolt a person who is not very bright "The economy, stupid!"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n dolt dōlt A heavy, stupid fellow; a blockhead; a numskull; an ignoramus; a dunce; a dullard. "This Puck seems but a dreaming dolt ."
    • v. i dolt To behave foolishly.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dolt A dull, stupid fellow; a blockhead; a numskull.
    • dolt To waste time foolishly; behave foolishly.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dolt dōlt a dull or stupid fellow
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. dulte, prop. p. p. of dullen, to dull. See Dull
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dolt = dulled or blunted. See Dull.

Usage

In literature:

The dolt and patch that he is!
"Robin Tremayne" by Emily Sarah Holt
I've run up an account with her I shall never be able to settle, but at all events I can acknowledge my debt, dolt that I am!
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
Dolt that I was to answer Brown!
"A Tramp's Wallet stored by an English goldsmith during his wanderings in Germany and France" by William Duthie
He has the same opinion of this dolt of a Jules as I have!
"Messengers of Evil" by Pierre Souvestre
What a dolt I had been all these years!
"The Love Story of Abner Stone" by Edwin Carlile Litsey
But we shall not notice the dolts.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
A fool these dolts called him.
"Thurston of Orchard Valley" by Harold Bindloss
What he does, them Bernilillo dolts forces him to do.
"Faro Nell and Her Friends" by Alfred Henry Lewis
And here I have been judging from his appearance that he was a mere common dolt.
"The O'Ruddy" by Stephen Crane
Dolt; did he not remember?
"The Strollers" by Frederic S. Isham
Cursing himself for a lazy dolt, he sprang up and walked over toward her.
"The Harbor of Doubt" by Frank Williams
Atheism was first brought to the bar, being charged 'with having pertinaciously and doltingly taught that there was no God.
"Bunyan" by James Anthony Froude
If you make a stricter enquiry after their other endowments, you shall find them mere sots and dolts.
"In Praise of Folly Illustrated with Many Curious Cuts" by Desiderius Erasmus
If her suspicions were false, she would be exposed as a combination of dastard and dolt.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
I need dolts like him.
"Fathers and Children" by Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
And yet he, dolt, idiot, coward, had in the moment of triumph turned cautious.
"Seven Keys to Baldpate" by Earl Derr Biggers
Yet, dolt that I was, I still thought I should find bliss here on earth.
"The Serapion Brethren." by Ernst Theordor Wilhelm Hoffmann
The next morning it was bright midday and summer weather, said I to myself, dolt!
"The Rebellion in the Cevennes, an Historical Novel" by Ludwig Tieck
Don't you think that I see clearly enough, that you take me for a silly dolt?
"Tales from the German" by Various
I asked her what she meant: no doubt I looked like a dolt.
"Anne" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
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In poetry:

At last one said, "I know a plan
If we can scheme to do it,
We'll knock one daan bang into th' dolt,
An' let him roll reight throo it;"
"Th' Traitle Sop" by John Hartley
Weep, weep, weep and weep,
For pauper, dolt, and slave!
Hark! from wasted moor and fen,
Feverous alley, stifling den,
Swells the wail of Saxon men—
Work! or the grave!
"Alton Locke's Song" by Charles Kingsley
At length, a plain rustic, whose wit went so far
As to see others' folly, roar'd out, as he pass'd —
"Quick — off with the panniers, all dolts as ye are,
Or, your prosperous Neddy will soon kick his last!"
"The Donkey and His Panniers" by Thomas Moore
They glour at me, my tomes of learning.
"You dolt!" they jibe; "you undiscerning
Moronic oaf, you make a fuss,
With highbrow swank selecting us;
Saying: "I'll read you all some day' -
And now you yawn and turn away.
"My Library" by Robert W Service
We all shall do thee honor for his fortune groweth great.
Though we wished him ill, we cannot diminish his estate;
He will have alway our succor either in peace or war.
The man who will not know the truth, he is a dolt therefor."
"The Lay of the Cid - Cantar II" by Anonymous European
Yet I destroy to build anew, and Rome shall fairer shine--
But out, my guards, and slay the dolts who thought me not divine.
The stiffnecks, haste! annihilate! make ruin all complete--
And, slaves, bring in fresh roses--what odor is more sweet?
"Nero’s Incendiary Song" by Victor Marie Hugo

In news:

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