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adjective, dot·i·er, dot·i·est. Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S.
  1. (of wood) decayed.
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Origin of doty

First recorded in 1880–85; dote + -y1
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Examples from the Web for doty

Historical Examples

  • And I'll hold this jail, me and Doty, as long as possible, and you drive like hell!

    Southern Lights and Shadows


  • So the sheriff sat there thinking, while Doty watched the attack from the window.

  • The sheriff and Doty retreated to the jail, and the attack went on.

  • Doty Buxton came in from the hall, where he had gone to watch operations.

  • "That old Judge is doty," declared the young man with a tone of conviction.

    The Sheriffs Bluff

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