dotard

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noun dot·ard \ˈdō-tərd\

Definition of dotard

  1. :  a person in his or her dotage

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First Known Use of dotard

14th century


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dotard

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noun dot·ard \ˈdōt-ərd\

Medical Definition of dotard

  1. :  a person in his or her dotage


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