- anecdotes collectively.
Origin of anecdotage1
- the state of being advanced in age and strongly inclined to tell reminiscent anecdotes: Grandfather is in his anecdotage.
Origin of anecdotage2
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Examples from the Web for anecdotage
The publishers will print it, the public will devour it, especially if it be anecdotage.Old Fogy
That when a man fell into his anecdotage, it was a sign for him to retire.Familiar Quotations
For example, would a little spice of malice in her anecdotage be so undesirable?Adventures and Enthusiasms
E. V. Lucas
This is my excuse if at times I seem to fall into anecdotage.How to be Happy Though Married
E. J. Hardy.
Someone has wittily said that only those in their anecdotage should tell stories.Talks on Talking
- anecdotes collectively
- jocular talkative or garrulous old age
from anecdote + -age, with play on dotage
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Word Origin and History for anecdotage
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