Definition of dolt:
hammerhead, cuddy, chump, fathead, ratbag, numskull, woodenhead, turkey, bore, ninnyhammer, dummkopf, chowderhead, natural, dim bulb, knucklehead, know-nothing, dodo, donkey, gander, pillock, deadhead, mug, lump, mutt, numpty, stock, dumb blond, loggerhead, clot, clunk, airhead, schlub, chucklehead, dip, dork, pinhead, dullard, joker, yahoo, noodle, cluck, prat, stupe, lamebrain, dumbhead, maniac, dumbo, goon, ability, pudding head, nit, thickhead, poor fish, golem, clodpoll, pudden-head, doofus, lunkhead, dum-dum, schnook, saphead, nimrod, ninny, hardhead, mome, noddy, bubblehead, stupid, stupid person, yo-yo, dunderhead.
- bungler (part of speech: noun)
- ignoramus (part of speech: noun)
- fool (part of speech: noun)
The mare made some small delicate pretence of being roadshy, not the staring dolt- like kind of nervousness that shows itself in an irritating hanging- back as each conspicuous wayside object presents itself, but the nerve- flutter of an imaginative animal that merely results in a quick whisk of the head and a swifter bound forward.- "The Unbearable Bassington", Saki.
- "Moon of Israel", H. Rider Haggard.
When we remember that Billingsgate was an important part of the literary equipment of the critic of Cooper's time, we need not be surprised that Cooper's pugnacity evoked such sweet disinterestedness as Park Benjamin indulged in when he called Cooper " a superlative dolt, and a common mark of scorn and contempt of every well- informed American."- "Stories of Authors, British and American", Edwin Watts Chubb.