Definition of dotard in English:

dotard

Line breaks: dot¦ard
Pronunciation: /ˈdəʊtəd
 
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noun

  • An old person, especially one who has become weak or senile.
    More 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.

Origin

late Middle English: from dote + -ard.

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