A living, doddering Lee was far less useful to the pitchfork crowd than a hanged, virile Lee would have been.
The doddering quality of the entire Reagan presidency certainly gave rise to that notion.
But after that it becomes merely a hopeless, doddering love affair ending by his returning to Earth with his fair one by his side.
There also, as at Terracina, ancient and doddering men acted as chambermaids.
Many a younger and prettier face had caught Louis' doddering fancy, since her death.
He reeled and swayed, doddering like a drunken man to keep from falling.
Does that doddering old dancing-master of yours behave himself?
Only old Japp can stick it out, and he's too old and doddering to care about moving.
When you come to doddering, Jacob, it's better to dodder in the paths you know.
Franklin was no doddering Polonius, looking for advantage where others could have none.
1610s, perhaps from Middle English daderen "to quake, tremble" (late 15c.), apparently frequentative of dialectal dade, on a form similar to totter, patter. Related: Doddered; doddering.