from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A stupid person; a dunce.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A stupid person; a blockhead or dullard.
- v. To behave foolishly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A heavy, stupid fellow; a blockhead; a numskull; an ignoramus; a dunce; a dullard.
- intransitive v. To behave foolishly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dull, stupid fellow; a blockhead; a numskull.
- To waste time foolishly; behave foolishly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who is not very bright
Middle English dulte, from past participle of dullen, to dull, from dul, dull; see dull.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
First used as a noun in Early Modern English, from English dialectal dold ("stupid, confused"), from Middle English dold, a variant of dulled, dult ("dulled"), past participle of dullen, dollen ("to make dull, make stupid"), from dull, dul, dwal ("stupid"). More at dull. (Wiktionary)