from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Anecdotes considered as a group.

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  • n. anecdotes considered as a group

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Anecdotes collectively; a collection of anecdotes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Anecdotes collectively; matter of the nature of anecdotes.
  • n. [Humorously taken as anecdote + age, with a further allusion to dotage.] Old age characterized by senile garrulousness and fondness for telling anecdotes.


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  • Disraeli called our "anecdotage," give us a break. - News

  • "anecdotage," his pipe was his best listener and his truest confidant.

    Homespun Tales

  • Via such bleak yet vivid anecdotage did the film manage to paint a detailed, compelling and sympathetic portrait of a town ground down by poverty and a populace clearly drinking to forget.

    TV review: Jonathan Meades on France; Bouncers

  • Forgive the personal anecdotage, but be assured I will not go as far as Eurosport's Chris Bradman, commentator at the French Open, who warned of the dangers of Novak Djokovic's gluten‑free diet.

    Sky, ITV and my daughter all agree: Barcelona are quite good | Martin Kelner

  • American free-verse anecdotage has very little in common with the Romantic poets themselves; rather it distorts and magnifies one feature of that era, to the point of unfortunate caricature.

    By the Letters : Christian Bök : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

  • But Doherty brought an old-fashioned Friars Club polish to rock-and-roll anecdotage.

    The Other Papa

  • Anyone who cares about that subject, or who perhaps has a continuing experience of its joys and displeasures, will find the three-hundredth-anniversary turn toward Johnson's brilliance as an author quite welcome, for he has been too long covered in anecdotage and too long unread by the public.

    The Powers of Dr. Johnson

  • But the vogue for anecdotage owes much to the towering figure of Garrison Keillor, who has inspired numerous successors with the power of storytelling-the primal medium, the first entertainment most people ever knew.

    There's 8 Million Stories

  • To Will Ackerman, who made a tidy fortune peddling the glib chimes and bells of New Age music as founder of the Windham Hill label, all this undocumented anecdotage was a precious resource going to waste.

    There's 8 Million Stories

  • Anthropologist James George Frazer documented anecdotage of tribes around the world who believed their deceased ancestors hovered in fruit trees.

    The Fruit Hunters


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  • It's what your grandpa has reached.

    September 20, 2009

  • I'd never heard this word before and when reading the entry on anecdotic thought of it. Apparently I'm not the first.

    September 20, 2009