Definition of dotage in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdōdij/


[in singular]
The period of life in which a person is old and weak: you could live here and look after me in my dotage
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  • I think it's a good thing for Britain, a good thing for you and, more importantly, a good thing for me, because it will have this outcome: a better health service to treat me in my dotage, and better schools to which I can send my children.
  • Apart from the 1927 portraits of Atget in his dotage and a single snapshot of him in middle age, we have no access to Atget's face, not in his prime.
  • For a great number of those who have followed Celtic for the past four decades believe that the goalkeeping position has not been satisfactorily filled since Simpson, in his dotage, was acquired as a stop-gap in the late 1960s.
declining years, winter of one's life, autumn of one's life;
advanced years, old age
literary eld


Late Middle English: from dote + -age.

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Syllabification: dot·age

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