Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Anecdotes considered as a group.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Anecdotes collectively; a collection of anecdotes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun anecdotes considered as a group

Etymologies

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Examples

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

    chicagotribune.com - News

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

    Homespun Tales

  • 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

  • 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

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

    The Other Papa

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

    The Other Papa

  • 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

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

    The Other Papa

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

    The Other Papa

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  • 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

  • It's what your grandpa has reached.

    September 20, 2009