an·​ec·​dot·​age ˈa-nik-ˌdō-tij How to pronounce anecdotage (audio)
: garrulous old age
: the telling of anecdotes
also : anecdotes

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web After his initial campaign trip to New Hampshire, Biden was warned by his aides not to wallow in his anecdotage. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, 19 Nov. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1798, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of anecdotage was in 1798

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“Anecdotage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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