noun dod·der \ˈdä-dər\

Definition of DODDER

:  any of a genus (Cuscuta) of wiry twining vines of the morning-glory family that are highly deficient in chlorophyll, are parasitic on other plants, and have tiny scales instead of leaves

Origin of DODDER

Middle English doder; akin to Middle High German toter dodder, egg yolk
First Known Use: 13th century


dod·dereddod·der·ing \ˈdä-d(ə-)riŋ\

Definition of DODDER

intransitive verb
:  to tremble or shake from weakness or age
:  to progress feebly and unsteadily <was doddering down the walk>
dod·der·er \-dər-ər\ noun

Examples of DODDER

  1. <was doddering down the walk outside the nursing home>

Origin of DODDER

Middle English dadiren
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with DODDER


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