verb (used without object), dot·ed, dot·ing. Also doat.
Origin of dote
Examples from the Web for doter
There are five varieties of them, the largest of which is the hood seal and the smallest the doter or harbour seal.Ungava Bob|Dillon Wallace
now rarely doat
Word Origin for dote
c.1200, "to be feeble-minded from age," from Middle Low German doten "be foolish," of unknown origin. Meaning "to be infatuated" is from late 15c. Related: Doted; dotes; doting.