adjective Etymology: probably alteration of dodded, from past participle of English dialect dod to lop, from Middle English dodden Date: 1697 1. deprived of branches through age or decay <
a doddered oak
2. infirm, enfeebled

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  • Doddered — Dod dered, a. Shattered; infirm. A laurel grew, doddered with age. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • doddered — [däd′ərd] adj. [prob. < ME dodden, to cut off; ? infl. by DODDER1] having lost its branches or top because of age, decay, etc.: said of a tree …   English World dictionary

  • doddered — North Country (Newcastle) Words decaying and shattered: a doddered oak , An aud dothered karl …   English dialects glossary

  • doddered — /dod euhrd/, adj. 1. infirm; feeble. 2. (of a tree) having lost most of its branches owing to decay or age. [1690 1700; DODDER1 + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • doddered — dod·dered || dÉ‘dÉ™rd /dÉ’dÉ™d adj. trembling, shaking dod·der || dÉ’dÉ™ v. tremble weakly, shake …   English contemporary dictionary

  • doddered — dod·dered …   English syllables

  • doddered — dod•dered [[t]ˈdɒd ərd[/t]] adj. 1) infirm; feeble 2) bot (of a tree) having lost most of its branches owing to decay or age • Etymology: 1690–1700 …   From formal English to slang

  • doddered — /ˈdɒdəd/ (say doduhd) adjective infirm; feeble …   Australian English dictionary

  • doddered — adj. (of a tree, esp. an oak) having lost its top or branches. Etymology: prob. f. obs. dod poll, lop …   Useful english dictionary

  • dodder — UK [ˈdɒdə(r)] / US [ˈdɑdər] verb [intransitive] Word forms dodder : present tense I/you/we/they dodder he/she/it dodders present participle doddering past tense doddered past participle doddered to shake slightly when you are walking or moving,… …   English dictionary

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