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Gammerstang commented on the word doattee
(verb) - (1) To nod the head when sleep comes on whilst one is sitting up. This action is to be noticed in church.
--Frederick Elworthy's Specimens of English Dialects: Devonshire, 1879
(2) Doaty, to nod the head when dozing in a sitting position. Somerset.
--Joseph Wright's English Dialect Dictionary, 1898-1905
January 14, 2018
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