Definition of dotard in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdəʊtəd/


An old person, especially one who has become weak or senile.
Example sentences
  • Which, unfortunately, the wilting dotards are too frightened to do themselves.
  • He wants to reform the impossibly cliquey party, long ruled by smug dotards who have turned political nest-feathering into a national art-form to rival ikebana and origami.
  • In Laputa Gulliver finds the wise men so wrapped up in their speculations as to be utter dotards in practical affairs.


Late Middle English: from dote + -ard.

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