Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Word of the Day - Dolt

This word was used in conversation with RD, and sent us into a fit of laughter. Needed to share:

Main Entry:
dolt Listen to the pronunciation of dolt
Pronunciation:
\ˈdōlt\
Function:
noun
Etymology:
probably akin to Old English dol foolish
Date:
1553
http://merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dolt
: a stupid person
dolt·ish Listen to the pronunciation of doltish \ˈdōl-tish\ adjective
dolt·ish·ly adverb
dolt·ish·ness noun

2 comments:

Nadja said...

Dolt is my mom's favorite word. I'm sure I've been called a dolt by her at least once this week.
However, I wasn't aware that doltishness was a word! How exciting! I shall use it ASAP.

All Things Red said...

I personally know someone who fits this definition perfectly - someone Iris and I see everyday!!