dotty dotty  /ˈdɑ ti/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) informal or slang terms for mentally irregular
  2. (adj) intensely enthusiastic about or preoccupied with

Usage(s):

  1. The spinster seamstress who lives next door is flirting with a client, but her desire is deterred by her need to care for her aged and dotty sister.
  2. He's like the well-behaved weekend guest of a dotty lord who has refurbished the bedrooms in his country house as torture chambers.
  3. If you can just stay funny till you're dotty, that means you've made it home free.

News

  1. Port St. Lucie animal control officer makes heroic effort to save dogs left in hot car

    PORT ST. LUCIE — Dotty, an 8-year-old shepherd mix, wasn’t breathing, and Karen Leonard went to work.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: St. Lucie News Tribune

  2. How to Make a Rain Barrel

    Water restrictions are already in effect across the metroplex. It’s time to think about water… and conserving water. For the first-time conservationist, a great way to start is with a rain barrel. Dotty Woodson, a water resources specialist with the …
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Nightcap TV

Quotes

  1. Mrs Blair found relief "in Carole Caplin's dotty world of bath crystals and designer clothes", wrote Peter Oborne and Simon Walters in their biography of Blair's media tough guy Alistair Campbell in 2004.
    on Feb 7, 2009 By: Peter Oborne Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. But Mr Brown responded by quoting one of Mr Cameron's own advisers, who had described the Tory campaign for a referendum as "crackpot, dotty and absurd".
    on Oct 17, 2007 By: Gordon Brown Source: BBC News

  3. ...his presence - which is to say the residue of his ego - is felt on each page, not least of all through Audrey, who despite being, like her husband, a proud Atheist who had often, Heller writes, shaken her head ruefully at "dotty...
    on May 31, 2010 By: Zoe Heller Source: NPR

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