- s informal or slang terms for mentally irregular
- s intensely enthusiastic about or preoccupied with
- Starting this month, the makers of Wall-Tex wall coverings will bring Emett's wry whatsits and dotty doodads into the American home with prepasted wallpapers celebrating the .
- 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.
- The stories of implacable ghosts developed their own cliches closets full of ghosts and corpses, girls with long hair hiding their malevolent faces, dotty old ladies, child .
- Peter Oborne in Sydney Morning Herald
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.
- Gordon Brown in BBC News
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".
- Zoe Heller in NPR
...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...