Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Decayed; decaying.

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

  • adjective Local, U. S. Half-rotten.

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  • adjective carpentry, of wood Suffering from rot, or waterlogged
  • adjective US, dialectal, of a person Senile; in one's dotage

Etymologies

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dote +‎ -y

Examples

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  • He has long been a tantric devotee.

    Though white now speckles his goatee

    He’s not grown so dotty

    He cannot be naughty

    For not all his wood has gone doty.

    September 10, 2014