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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stupid, stupid person, stupe, dullard, dolt, pudding head, pudden-head, poor fish, pillocknoun

    a person who is not very bright

    "The economy, stupid!"


  1. doltnoun

    A stupid person; a blockhead or dullard.

  2. Etymology: First used as a noun in Early Modern English, from English dialectal dold, from dold, a variant of dulled, dult, past participle of dullen, dollen, from dull, dul, dwal. More at dull.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. DOLTnoun

    A heavy stupid fellow; a blockhead; a thickscul; a loggerhead.

    Etymology: dol. Teutonick.

    Let dolts in haste some altar fair erect
    To those high powers, which idlely sit above. Philip Sidney, b. ii.

    Thou hast not half that power to do me harm,
    As I have to be hurt: oh, gull! oh, dolt!
    As ignorant as dirt! William Shakespeare, Othello.

    Like men condemn’d to thunder-bolts,
    Who, ere the blow, become mere dolts; They neither have the hearts to stay,
    Nor wit enough to run away. Hudibras, p. iii. cant. 2.

    Wood’s adult’rate copper,
    Which, as he scatter’d, we, like dolts,
    Mistook at first for thunder-bolts. Jonathan Swift.


  1. dolt

    A dolt is a person who is considered slow at learning, or is generally foolish or stupid. The term is often used in a derogatory manner to insult someone's intelligence.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Doltnoun

    a heavy, stupid fellow; a blockhead; a numskull; an ignoramus; a dunce; a dullard

  2. Doltverb

    to behave foolishly

  3. Etymology: [OE. dulte, prop. p. p. of dullen to dull. See Dull.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dolt

    dōlt, n. a dull or stupid fellow.—adj. Dolt′ish, dull: stupid.—adv. Dolt′ishly.—n. Dolt′ishness. [Dolt = dulled or blunted. See Dull.]

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. DOLT

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Dolt is ranked #126018 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Dolt surname appeared 136 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Dolt.

    94.1% or 128 total occurrences were White.
    4.4% or 6 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of DOLT in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of DOLT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of DOLT in a Sentence

  1. Trump Jr.:

    I don't know. I'm gon na go out on a limb here and say if it was Donald Trump that Russian President Vladimir Putin said that about, it'd be a slightly different response, did you ever think that maybe Vlad is thrilled to be negotiating against a dolt ?

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