Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A stupid person; a dunce.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To waste time foolishly; behave foolishly.
  • noun A dull, stupid fellow; a blockhead; a numskull.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A heavy, stupid fellow; a blockhead; a numskull; an ignoramus; a dunce; a dullard.
  • intransitive verb obsolete To behave foolishly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun pejorative A stupid person; a blockhead or dullard.
  • verb obsolete To behave foolishly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person who is not very bright

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English dulte, from past participle of dullen, to dull, from dul, dull; see dull.]

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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.

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  • My personal favorite epithet.

    December 5, 2007