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Origin of tottery

First recorded in 1745–55; totter + -y1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for tottery

Historical Examples of tottery

  • The major closed the latchless door and took the one tottery chair.

  • But An' Jerusha, very rheumatic and tottery, went brave as an autumn sunset.

    The Open Question

    Elizabeth Robins

  • He tried to stand, but found he was too tottery on his legs.

    The White Crystals

    Howard R. Garis

  • Cash was tottery weak from his own illness, and he could not speak above a whisper.

    Cabin Fever

    B. M. Bower

  • When I did get up, I felt so tottery that I could hardly keep my feet.

Word Origin and History for tottery

1861, from totter + -y (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper