shaky or trembling, as from old age; tottering: a doddering old man.
- Also dod·der·y [dod-uh-ree]. /ˈdɒd ə ri/.
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How to use doddering in a sentence
A living, doddering Lee was far less useful to the pitchfork crowd than a hanged, virile Lee would have been.
The doddering quality of the entire Reagan presidency certainly gave rise to that notion.
Verena was a poor old widow, doddering and shiftless: Charity suspected that she came for her keep.Summer | Edith Wharton
If, on the other hand, he has gone beyond that age we see only a doddering literary future for him.Seeing Things at Night | Heywood Broun
In a second I would have exchanged my youth for the position of this doddering old nobleman who spat blood into a napkin.The O'Ruddy | Stephen Crane
The old man did nothing unbecoming to his caste, but he stood doddering and longed to die in place of that beautiful youth.What Will People Say? | Rupert Hughes
Nor is she the woman to make me forget my manhood and pride, to tumble me down doddering at her feet and gibbering like an ape.The Kempton-Wace Letters | Jack London
British Dictionary definitions for doddering
shaky, feeble, or infirm, esp from old age
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