doddery doddery

Definition(s):

  • (adj) mentally or physically infirm with age

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • To auction off a prizewinning black Angus steer, Michigan's State Fair counted on doddery, dirt-farming Governor Luren Dudley Dickinson.

News

  • Holiday movie season looks super serious

    A love-story about a lonely man and his computer (Jonze's "Her"); a doddery father and his son on a road trip to cash in a fake lottery ticket (Payne's "Nebraska"); a man whose life is dominated by his elaborate daydreams (Stiller's "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"). Taking in the Coen Brothers' folk music drama "Inside Llewyn Davis," Scorsese's dark "Wolf of Wall Street" or David O. Russell's ...
    on November 28, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union

Quotes

  1. Ms Widdecombe said: "The prisons are bursting at the seams. The courts are being urged to let burglars go free, but one fairly doddery and very frail old man is being kept in prison. If you have got a prison place, for goodness sake use it to lock...
    on Jul 1, 2009 By: Ann Widdecombe Source: Times Online

  2. Mr Crick quoted Lord Brittan as saying: "There was wide disaffection with the party. It looked dozy, complacent and a bit doddery. It was the end of 13 years, after all."
    on Mar 29, 2005 By: Norman Lamont Source: Times Online

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