Doter

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Doter One excessively fond, or weak in love.
    • Doter One who dotes; a man whose understanding is enfeebled by age; a dotard.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n doter One whose understanding is enfeebled by age; a dotard.
    • n doter One who dotes; one who bestows excessive fondness or liking: with on or upon.
    • n doter One who is excessively or weakly in love.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Doter one who dotes
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Old Dut. doten, to be silly, Scot. doitet, stupid; Fr. radoter, to rave, is from the same root.

Usage

In literature:

You can doter the bride.
"The Awkward Age" by Henry James
There are five varieties of them, the largest of which is the hood seal and the smallest the doter or harbour seal.
"Ungava Bob" by Dillon Wallace
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