doddered

[ dod-erd ]
/ ˈdɒd ərd /
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adjective

infirm; feeble.
(of a tree) having lost most of its branches owing to decay or age.

Origin of doddered

First recorded in 1690–1700; dodder1 + -ed2

Definition for doddered (2 of 2)

dodder

1
[ dod-er ]
/ ˈdɒd ər /

verb (used without object)

to shake; tremble; totter.

Origin of dodder

1
1610–20; cf. dither, totter, teeter, etc.

Related forms

dod·der·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for doddered (1 of 2)

dodder

1
/ (ˈdɒdə) /

verb (intr)

to move unsteadily; totter
to shake or tremble, as from age

Derived Forms

dodderer, noundoddery, adjective

Word Origin for dodder

C17: variant of earlier dadder; related to Norwegian dudra to tremble

British Dictionary definitions for doddered (2 of 2)

dodder

2
/ (ˈdɒdə) /

noun

any rootless parasitic plant of the convolvulaceous genus Cuscuta, lacking chlorophyll and having slender twining stems with suckers for drawing nourishment from the host plant, scalelike leaves, and whitish flowers

Word Origin for dodder

C13: of Germanic origin; related to Middle Dutch, Middle Low German dodder, Middle High German toter
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