anecdotage
noun Date: 1823 1. the telling of anecdotes; also anecdotes 2. garrulous old age

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  • Anecdotage — An ec*do tage, n. Anecdotes collectively; a collection of anecdotes. [1913 Webster] All history, therefore, being built partly, and some of it altogether, upon anecdotage, must be a tissue of lies. De Quincey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anecdotage — (n.) anecdotes collectively, 1823, from ANECDOTE (Cf. anecdote) + AGE (Cf. age). As a jocular coinage meaning garrulous old age it is recorded from 1835, and led to anecdotard …   Etymology dictionary

  • anecdotage — [an′ik dōt΄ij, an′ekdōt′ij] n. [ ANECDOT(E) + (DOT)AGE] 1. a collection of anecdotes 2. senility, as characterized by the telling of rambling anecdotes: a humorous usage …   English World dictionary

  • anecdotage — anecdotage1 /an ik doh tij/, n. anecdotes collectively. [1815 25; ANECDOTE + AGE] anecdotage2 /an ik doh tij/, n. Facetious. the state of being advanced in age and strongly inclined to tell reminiscent anecdotes: Grandfather is in his anecdotage …   Universalium

  • anecdotage — noun anecdotes considered as a group …   Wiktionary

  • anecdotage — n. collection of anecdotes …   English contemporary dictionary

  • anecdotage — [ anɪkdəʊtɪdʒ] noun 1》 anecdotes collectively. 2》 humorous old age in someone who is garrulous …   English new terms dictionary

  • anecdotage — an·ec·dot·age …   English syllables

  • anecdotage — an•ec•dot•age [[t]ˈæn ɪkˌdoʊ tɪdʒ[/t]] n. anecdotes collectively • Etymology: 1815–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • anecdotage — I. /ˈænəkˌdoʊtɪdʒ/ (say anuhk.dohtij) noun anecdotes collectively. {anecdot(e) + age} II. /ˈænəkˌdoʊtɪdʒ/ (say anuhk.dohtij) noun Colloquial a state of old age in which a person is given to excessive reminiscence. {anecdote + …   Australian English dictionary

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