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anecdotage

1

[ an-ik-doh-tij ]

noun

  1. anecdotes collectively.


anecdotage

2

[ an-ik-doh-tij ]

noun

, Facetious.
  1. the state of being advanced in age and strongly inclined to tell reminiscent anecdotes:

    Grandfather is in his anecdotage.

anecdotage

/ ˈænɪkˌdəʊtɪdʒ /

noun

  1. anecdotes collectively
  2. humorous.
    talkative or garrulous old age


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Word History and Origins

Origin of anecdotage1

First recorded in 1815–25; anecdote + -age

Origin of anecdotage2

1815–25; blend of anecdote and dotage

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Word History and Origins

Origin of anecdotage1

from anecdote + -age , with play on dotage

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Example Sentences

Someone has wittily said that only those in their anecdotage should tell stories.

I thought my anecdotage scarcely worthy of so much honour; but I promised to make a weekly experiment in the Manchester Guardian.

Indeed, he would sometimes remark, when a man fell into his anecdotage, it was a sign for him to retire from the world.

In these years of Old Kennebec's "anecdotage," his pipe was his best listener and his truest confidant.

Indeed, he would sometimes remark, when a man fell into his anecdotage it was a sign for him to retire from the world.

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