Definition of doddery in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdɒd(ə)ri/


Slow and unsteady in movement because of weakness in old age: he’s a bit doddery on his legs and doesn’t get about much
More example sentences
  • It was regarded as a family firm - a bit slow and doddery but a caring and kind place to work.
  • The difference is that now they have weak-kneed, wobbly, doddery leadership and they are falling over.
  • He's a bit slower physically but he's not doddery, so I decided not to go that way with Cecil.



Example sentences
  • Far from being nubile and beauteous, most clients are in various stages of dodderiness, shuffling around in white bathrobes between one appointment and the next.
  • He's had it delivered already, and is well pleased with the whole set up (allowing me to prove I'm still useful despite the onset of dodderiness, I hope).

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