doddered

adjective

dod·​dered ˈdä-dərd How to pronounce doddered (audio)
1
: deprived of branches through age or decay
a doddered oak
2

Word History

Etymology

probably alteration of dodded, from past participle of English dialect dod to lop, from Middle English dodden

First Known Use

1697, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of doddered was in 1697

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“Doddered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/doddered. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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