from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A deterioration of mental faculties.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Decline in judgment and other cognitive functions, associated with aging; senility.
- n. Fondness or attentiveness, especially to an excessive degree.
- n. foolish utterance; drivel
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Feebleness or imbecility of understanding or mind, particularly in old age; the childishness of old age; senility.
- n. Foolish utterance; drivel.
- n. Excessive fondness; weak and foolish affection.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of one who dotes; feebleness or imbecility of mind in old age; second childhood; senility.
- n. Weak and foolish affection; excessive fondness.
- n. The folly imagined by one who is foolish and doting.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. mental infirmity as a consequence of old age; sometimes shown by foolish infatuations
Middle English, from doten, to dote.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English from doten to dote (Wiktionary)