dod·​dery ˈdä-d(ə-)rē How to pronounce doddery (audio)

Examples of doddery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Service was slow: all the waiters were doddery old men brought out of retirement. Alan Philps, Town & Country, 5 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of doddery was in 1866

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“Doddery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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