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Told off by fool (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

dolt

Here is my best explanation:

'fool' is the definition.

(I've seen this before)

'told off' is the subsidiary indication.

'off' is an anagram indicator.

'told' with letters rearranged gives 'dolt'.

'by' is the link.

(Other definitions for dolt that I've seen before include "Idiot", "Dunce", "Fool", "Slow-witted person", "Halfwit", "Dull or stupid fellow", "Stupid person", "Simpleton", "A stupid person" and "Slow-witted type".)

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