Definition of Dotard

1. Noun. An oldster in his dotage; someone whose age has impaired his intellect.

Generic synonyms: Golden Ager, Old Person, Oldster, Senior Citizen
Derivative terms: Dote



Definition of Dotard

1. n. One whose mind is impaired by age; one in second childhood.

Definition of Dotard

1. Noun. An old person with impaired intellect; one in his or her dotage. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dotard

1. a senile person [n -S] : DOTARDLY [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dotard

dot com company
dot dot dot
dot matrix
dot matrix printer
dot matrix printers
dot printer
dot product
dot products
dot the i's and cross the t's
dot to dot
dotage
dotages
dotal
dotant
dotants
dotard (current term)
dotardly
dotardness
dotards
dotarizine
dotary
dotation
dotations
dotbomb
dotbombs
dotcom
dotcoms
dote
doted
doter

Literary usage of Dotard

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1. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"... was the cause of a famine which desolated the land, and the old dotard ordered him to be sacrificed to the angry gods. ..."

2. An Historical Sketch of the Greek Revolution by Samuel Gridley Howe (1828)
"... to the hoary dotard; he who has been with the Greek army, and had his eyes every morning ... dotard ..."

3. Borderland Studies: Miscellaneous Addresses and Essays Pertaining to by George Milbry Gould (1908)
"... dotard CRIMINAL, AND INSANE PHYSICIANS.* They exist—and a plenty! And their existence constitutes a problem for the profession of constantly increasing ..."

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