anecdotage

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[ an-ik-doh-tij ]
/ ˈæn ɪkˌdoʊ tɪdʒ /
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noun

anecdotes collectively.

Origin of anecdotage

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First recorded in 1815–25; anecdote + -age

Definition for anecdotage (2 of 2)

anecdotage

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[ an-ik-doh-tij ]
/ ˈæn ɪkˌdoʊ tɪdʒ /

noun Facetious.

the state of being advanced in age and strongly inclined to tell reminiscent anecdotes: Grandfather is in his anecdotage.

Origin of anecdotage

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1815–25; blend of anecdote and dotage
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anecdotage

/ (ˈænɪkˌdəʊtɪdʒ) /

noun

anecdotes collectively
jocular talkative or garrulous old age

Word Origin for anecdotage

from anecdote + -age, with play on dotage
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Word Origin and History for anecdotage

anecdotage


n.

"anecdotes collectively," 1823, from anecdote + -age. As a jocular coinage meaning "garrulous old age" it is recorded from 1835, and led to anecdotard.

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