dotard

noun
dot·​ard | \ ˈdō-tərd How to pronounce dotard (audio) \

Definition of dotard

: a person in his or her dotage

Examples of dotard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But Biden did accomplish one thing, at least: Russia's pro-Kremlin media no longer views him as a dotard. Peter Weber, The Week, 17 June 2021 Gary Chryst, the most admired artist of the Joffrey Ballet of yore appearing with Ballet Theater as a guest, makes Dodon a rivetingly doting dotard. Alastair Macaulay, New York Times, 7 June 2016

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First Known Use of dotard

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Dotard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dotard. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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dotard

noun
dot·​ard | \ ˈdōt-ərd How to pronounce dotard (audio) \

Medical Definition of dotard

: a person in his or her dotage

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