Definition of Doddering

1. Adjective. Mentally or physically infirm with age. "His mother was doddering and frail"

Exact synonyms: Doddery, Gaga, Senile
Similar to: Old
Derivative terms: Senility, Senility



Definition of Doddering

1. Adjective. mentally or physically infirm due to old age; senile ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of dodder) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Doddering

1. dodder [v] - See also: dodder

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Literary usage of Doddering

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1. The Victrola Book of the Opera by Samuel Holland Rous, Victor Talking Machine Company (1919)
"He arrives with a glittering retinue and accompanied by the Queen, who is already much bored by her doddering monarch. As the procession passes by, ..."

2. Courage by James Matthew Barrie (1922)
"Do not be too sure that we have learned our lesson, and are not at this very moment doddering down some brimstone path. I am far from implying that even ..."

3. The Gryphon Taint: Volume One by K. M. Frontain (2006)
"But he was a miscreant hiding behind a habit. But perhaps the use of doddering had been a mistake. “You shouldn't have referred to him as doddering,” ..."

4. Publications by English Dialect Society (1894)
"Tottering, pottering ; as ' A doddering old man.' N'hamp., Shrop. Dogger, sb. A mallet or bat, comprising a flexible handle fitted to a heavy cylindrical ..."

5. The English Illustrated Magazine (1903)
"Myself, Margaret, and yourself, and the doddering old priest, if you care to make him a fourth." The young man gazed at the ground for some moments before ..."

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