tottery

adjective

tot·​tery ˈtä-tə-rē How to pronounce tottery (audio)
: of an infirm or precarious nature

Examples of tottery in a Sentence

with a tottery gait the frail, elderly woman slowly climbed the steps of the church

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1755, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tottery was circa 1755

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Cite this Entry

“Tottery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tottery. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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