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  • adj. Doddering, trembly, shaky.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. same as doddering{1}.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. mentally or physically infirm with age


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  • Prince Philip says Queen may quit before she gets 'doddery'

    Prince Philip named 'Consort of the Year'

  • Henry Hathaway's 1969 "True Grit" was neither "doddery" nor "miscast" - it was perfect; and Glen Campbell's character was not "a major character" - he was there to provide a little light ballast to the tense, central relationship between Mattie and Cogburn.

    With True Grit, the Coen brothers have given the western back its teeth

  • He described how he had seen men who could not get spirits make themselves drunk on "Pain-killer"; how he had seen strong, young station hands, who had not tasted spirits for months, come down from the hills with a hundred pounds in their pockets, and drink themselves into "doddery" old men in a fortnight in the nearest township, where they were kept drunk on drugged liquor till all their hard-earned wages were gone.

    Red Pottage

  • Doll did not know that he was quoting Shakespeare, but he did know by long experience that this sentence could be relied on as suitable to the occasion, or to any occasion that looked a little "doddery," and finished up all right.

    Red Pottage

  • After the stiff and doddery gerontocracy of the Brezhnev years, here was a new man—confident, vigorous, comfortable speaking without notes.

    Zero-Sum Future

  • That could be when you have to sacrifice your time to help another, whether giving a hand to that doddery old lady to help get her safely across a street or taking a moment to point out the nearest car park to a motorist.


  • Mubarak, as shown by his feeble performances on T.V. during the revolt, is just a doddery old mahout who was tied to his chair with the rubber bands from wads of U.S. cash, so that the U.S.could do , in his name, whatever they wanted with his country.

    Egypt: After the revolution, the ballot box | Observer editorial

  • Having first read Charles Portis's 1968 novel as teenagers, the Coens were allied with it and not with Henry Hathaway's doddery, miscast 1969 version, in which a major role is essayed, ruinously, by Glen Campbell.

    With True Grit, the Coen brothers have given the western back its teeth

  • I wonder if Chuck Jones ever got this doddery in his twilight years?

    2009 June :

  • Old Folks Games | P2P: - Are you, like, getting a bit doddery?

    Old Folks video games ;p


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