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dodder

Pronunciation: /ˈdɑːdər; ˈdɒdə(r)/

Translation of dodder in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

[colloquial/familiar]
  • 1.1 (totter) andar* tambaleándose or con paso inseguro 1.2
    (doddering present participle/participio presente)
    [pejorative/peyorativo] chocho [colloquial/familiar] you doddering old fool! ¡viejo estúpido! [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • The Levi's name has grown into doddering old age in a brutally competitive apparel market.
    • They come on Uncle Junior's recommendation, but they prove to be doddering old fools with bad or no eyesight.
    • He is famous for doddering around with a camera crew in tow, picking up strange slithery beasts that look like they might bite him and poking sticks at them.

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