Dotard
Dotard Do"tard, n. [{Dote}, v. i.] One whose mind is impaired by age; one in second childhood. [1913 Webster]

The sickly dotard wants a wife. -- Prior. [1913 Webster]


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  • dotard — imbecile, late 14c., from DOTE (Cf. dote) + ARD (Cf. ard) …   Etymology dictionary

  • dotard — ► NOUN ▪ an old person, especially one who is weak or senile …   English terms dictionary

  • dotard — [dōt′ərd] n. [ME < doten, DOTE] a person in his or her dotage; foolish and doddering old person …   English World dictionary

  • Dotard — Wikipedia does not have an encyclopedia article for Dotard (search results). You may want to read Wiktionary s entry on dotard instead.wiktionary:Special:Search/dotard …   Wikipedia

  • dotard — Seal Seal (s[=e]l), n. [OE. sele, AS. seolh; akin to OHG. selah, Dan. s[ae]l, Sw. sj[ a]l, Icel. selr.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any aquatic carnivorous mammal of the families {Phocid[ae]} and {Otariid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] Note: Seals inhabit seacoasts, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dotard — noun Date: 14th century a person in his or her dotage …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dotard — dotardly, adv. /doh teuhrd/, n. 1. a person, esp. an old person, exhibiting a decline in mental faculties; a weak minded or foolish old person. 2. doater2. [1350 1400; ME; see DOTE, ARD] * * * …   Universalium

  • dotard — noun An old person with impaired intellect; one in his or her dotage …   Wiktionary

  • dotard — dot·ard dōt ərd n a person in his or her dotage …   Medical dictionary

  • dotard — Synonyms and related words: Father Time, Methuselah, Nestor, Old Paar, centenarian, elder, fogy, fuddy duddy, gaffer, geezer, golden ager, gramps, grandfather, grandsire, graybeard, nonagenarian, octogenarian, old chap, old codger, old dog, old… …   Moby Thesaurus

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