What does Dotard stand for?
Merriam-Webster defines dotard as “a person in his or her dotage,” with dotage meaning “a state or period of senile decay marked by decline of mental poise and alertness.” It stems from the Middle English word doten, which was used to describe an imbecile at the time of its introduction in the 14th century.
What is a synonym for Dotard?
wimp, tottering, faltering, floundering, trembling, coward, misfit, crybaby, baby, chicken, pushover, invertebrate, jellyfish, square, fogy, stick-in-the-mud, granny, fusspot, decrepit, infirm.
What is dotage of a Dotard?
The Oxford English Dictionary defines a dotard as “a person whose mental faculties are impaired, specifically, a person whose intellect or understanding is impaired in old age”. Dotage, meanwhile, is defined as “having impaired intellect or understanding in old age”, or in general use as “old age”.
What is a Dotard ARD?
The word dotard means someone who is old, weak and senile. The word dates back to the 1300s, derived from the verb dote, an even older word meaning suffering from senility, and the suffix –ard, which is an intensifier. Today, the verb dote has taken on a different meaning, which is to be overly fond of someone.