Delt vs Dolt - What's the difference?

delt | dolt |

As nouns the difference between delt and dolt

is that delt is (slang) shoulder while dolt is (pejorative) a stupid person; a blockhead or dullard.

As verbs the difference between delt and dolt

is that delt is while dolt is (obsolete) to behave foolishly.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en noun)
  • (slang) Shoulder
  • * 2005 , F. Paul Wilson, Midnight Mass? , page 67
  • she had this tat of a devil face sticking out a Gene Simmons-class tongue on her left delt .


    * (shoulder) shoulder


  • * {{quote-book, year=1589, author=Anonymous, title=A Declaration of the Causes, which mooved the chiefe Commanders of the Nauie of her most excellent Maiestie the Queene of England, in their voyage and expedition for Portingal, to take and arrest in the mouth of the Riuer of Lisbone, certaine Shippes of corne and other prouisions of warre bound for the said Citie, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Here now they cry out, that the Commaunders of our Fleete haue delt iniuriously with them, they exclaime that the leagues are broken, that their old priuiledges in England are violated, which they chalenge to belong to their Cities, and ought to be kept and mainteined. }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1597, author=King James I, title=Daemonologie., chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=PHILOMATHES. Indeede there is cause inough, but rather to leaue him at all, then to runne more plainlie to him, if they were wise he delt with. }} ----




    (en noun)
  • (pejorative) A stupid person; a blockhead or dullard.
  • * c. 1603 ,
  • O gull! O dolt ! As ignorant as dirt!
  • * Drayton
  • This Puck seems but a dreaming dolt .


    * See also

    Derived terms

    * doltish


    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To behave foolishly.
  • (Webster 1913)


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