noun see dotty I

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  • dottiness — dotty ► ADJECTIVE (dottier, dottiest) informal, chiefly Brit. ▪ slightly mad or eccentric. DERIVATIVES dottily adverb dottiness noun. ORIGIN perhaps from obsolete dote simpleton, fool …   English terms dictionary

  • dottiness — ]ēnə̇s, ]in noun ( es) Etymology: dotty (II) + ness 1. : unsteadiness of gait 2. a. : feeblemindedness, craziness …   Useful english dictionary

  • dottiness — See dottily. * * * …   Universalium

  • dottiness — noun The state or quality of being dotty, mildly insane or preoccupied See Also: dotty, dottily …   Wiktionary

  • dottiness — dot·ti·ness …   English syllables

  • dotty — dotty1 dottily, adv. dottiness, n. /dot ee/, adj., dottier, dottiest. Informal. 1. crazy or eccentric. 2. feeble or unsteady in gait. 3. very enthusiastic or infatuated (usually fol. by …   Universalium

  • dotty — I. adjective (dottier; est) Etymology: alteration of Scots dottle fool, from Middle English dotel, from doten Date: 15th century 1. a. mentally unbalanced ; crazy b. amiably eccentric < a dotty old relative > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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