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doited

[doi-tid, -tit] /ˈdɔɪ tɪd, -tɪt/
adjective, Scot.
1.
childish or feeble-minded, especially because of advanced age; senile.
Origin of doited
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English (Scots), apparently a form of Middle English doted, past participle of doten to dote
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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

doited

/ˈdɔɪtɪd/
adjective
1.
(Scot) foolish or childish, as from senility
Word Origin
C15: probably from doten to dote
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