Definition of Doddered

1. a. Shattered; infirm.



Definition of Doddered

1. Verb. (past of dodder) ¹

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Definition of Doddered

1. dodder [v] - See also: dodder

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Literary usage of Doddered

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1. A Glossary of Tudor and Stuart Words: Especially from the Dramatists by Walter William Skeat, Anthony Lawson Mayhew (1914)
"9 ; ' doddered oaks', Palamon and Arc., iii. 905 ; Pope, Odyssey, xx. 200. ' doddered' is in prov. use in the north country in the sense of old, decayed, ..."

2. Stanley Buxton: Or, The Schoolfellows by John Galt (1832)
"No, no, poor old thing; if a wife is only to be had on such terms, I fear that Humphrey's prediction will come to pass, and I must submit to grow a doddered ..."

3. The Dialect of Craven: In the West-Riding of the County of York by William Carr (1828)
"The derivation of doddered in Johnson is far fetched. When trees have lost their branches through age, they may properly be called not ..."

4. The London Encyclopaedia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art by Thomas Tegg (1829)
"Near the hearth a laurel grew, doddered with age, whose boughs encompass round The household gods, and shade the holy ground. ..."

5. The study of medicine by John Mason Good, Samuel Cooper (1829)
"... of our own wastes: but which formerly was applied to external parasitic plants of all kinds; and hence Dryden in his Fables speaks of doddered oaks, ..."

6. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1872)
"To dodder, didder, dither, to shake, to tremble; doddered, shaken, shattered. A doddered oak, a shattered oak. ..."

7. Suffolk Words and Phrases: Or, An Attempt to Collect the Lingual Localisms by Edward Moor (1823)
"doddered seems to be the same ... So it fareth with the same tree in its decay : for it becomes sapless and doddered, one knoweth not well wherefore. ..."

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