Anecdotage

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Anecdotage Anecdotes collectively; a collection of anecdotes. "All history, therefore, being built partly, and some of it altogether, upon anecdotage , must be a tissue of lies."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n anecdotage Anecdotes collectively; matter of the nature of anecdotes.
    • n anecdotage [Humorously taken as anecdote + age, with a further allusion to dotage.] Old age characterized by senile garrulousness and fondness for telling anecdotes.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Anecdotage anecdotes collectively: garrulous old age
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Quotations

  • Benjamin Disraeli
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    “When a man fell into his anecdotage it was a sign for him to retire from the world.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr.; 'not published'—a, an, neg., and ekdotos, published—ek, out, and didonai, to give.

Usage

In literature:

In these years of Old Kennebec's "anecdotage," his pipe was his best listener and his truest confidant.
"Rose O' the River" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
In these years of Old Kennebec's "anecdotage," his pipe was his best listener and his truest confidant.
"Homespun Tales" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
This remark is one of the curiosities of musical anecdotage.
"Chopin: The Man and His Music" by James Huneker
I hate anecdotes, and I always get away when conversation falls into, what Pinto calls, its anecdotage.
"Lothair" by Benjamin Disraeli
The publishers will print it, the public will devour it, especially if it be anecdotage.
"Old Fogy" by James Huneker
Instantly in poured other infuriated old Etonians, also in anecdotage, to pit their memories against his.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, January 26, 1916" by Various
The anecdotage of the matter is enormous.
"A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895)" by George Saintsbury
I constantly act as phlebotomist to the vanity of the young and to the anecdotage of the senile and senescent.
"The Journal of a Disappointed Man" by Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion
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