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[doi-tid, -tit] /ˈdɔɪ tɪd, -tɪt/
adjective, Scot.
childish or feeble-minded, especially because of advanced age; senile.
Origin of doited
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English (Scots), apparently a form of Middle English doted, past participle of doten to dote Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for doited
Historical Examples
  • He would jest with Miss Mary till she cried "The man's doited!"

    Gilian The Dreamer Neil Munro
  • I repeated, half inclined to think that Uncle Andrew was doited at last.

  • I was sure that doited body Harrison could be of no service.

    Holiday House Catherine Sinclair
  • "Well, you see, I did not get 'doited' just as soon as the rest of you," replied the new-made judge.

    Law and Laughter George Alexander Morton
  • I trust that doited creature Anthony will come awa back wi' my whiskey and the cattle, as soon as they have had their feed.

    St. Ronan's Well Sir Walter Scott
  • "How dare you call my brother, Sir Walter, a doited——" cried Jean, with flashing eyes.

    A Widow's Tale and Other Stories

    Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  • A bit of yellow pairchment and a muckle false seal, and the name of a doited auld man!

    A Widow's Tale and Other Stories

    Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  • Your mistress, doited devil, as I maun ca her, ought to be skelpit wi nettles for this calamity.

    The Entail

    John Galt
British Dictionary definitions for doited


(Scot) foolish or childish, as from senility
Word Origin
C15: probably from doten to dote
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