Meaning of “dolt” in the English Dictionary


"dolt" in English

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doltnoun [ C ]

uk /dəʊlt/ us /doʊlt/ disapproving

Examples from literature

  • From a dolt he had become a hero. 
  • He was a dolt who confused genuine passion with the milder preferences of callow youth. 
  • That smile meant to say: 'How stupid, what a ninny, what a dolt, what a donkey you are, to have sat there on your seat like a post all night! 
  • There he gently cursed himself for a fool, a dolt, an idiot. 
  • When we came to pay our bill, the dolt of a husband took the money and put it in his pocket. 

(Definition of “dolt” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)