dotty

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj dotty intensely enthusiastic about or preoccupied with "crazy about cars and racing","he is potty about her"
    • adj dotty informal or slang terms for mentally irregular "it used to drive my husband balmy"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dotty Composed of, or characterized by, dots.
    • Dotty Unsteady in gait; hence, feeble; half-witted.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • dotty Having dots; covered or characterized by dots: as, a low, dotty underwood.
    • dotty Of unsteady gait; feeble and tottering, as from stiffness or lameness: as, to be a little dotty on one's feet.
    • dotty Feeble-minded; silly.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Dotty feeble in mind: tottering
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Perh. a different word; cf. Totty
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:

Dottie Wetherill came to find out what was the matter with her sock, and to giggle and gurgle about her brother Bob and his friends.
"The Search" by Grace Livingston Hill
I fancy he's dotty, Mr. Cairns; he looks more like a donkey than a horse.
"Grey Town" by Gerald Baldwin
Dotty about the eye-ball.
"Three Hats" by Alfred Debrun
The young oarsman did not know what to do about little Dottie, but Nellie Ardell solved this question.
"The Young Oarsmen of Lakeview" by Ralph Bonehill
But only two sentences in all the dialogues, and the anecdote of 'Dotty,' are literally 'historical.
"The Crown of Wild Olive" by John Ruskin
I must be going dotty.
"Making People Happy" by Thompson Buchanan
As if I could prevent your horse going dotty.
"Aladdin of London" by Sir Max Pemberton
Dottie is crying now because she has been scolded for coming down to tea in a dirty pinafore.
"Not Like Other Girls" by Rosa N. Carey
Come, Jamie, sit on Dotty's lap, and she'll tell you all about Bluebeard.
"Donald and Dorothy" by Mary Mapes Dodge
He was getting dotty as he neared his thirties.
"Astounding Stories, March, 1931" by Various
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In poetry:

I'm dotty on everything
Rubbra has written,
And I'm barmy, yes, barmy
On Benjamin Britten.
"Mad About Music" by Cicely Fox Smith
The stage-driver was tellin’ when he hit the sagebrush flat
That’s south of Cactus Center, Bill jest wept behind his hat,
And he nearly went plum dotty, his joy was so intense,
At the prairie dogs a-scoldin’ behind each wire fence.
"The Cowboys Homing" by Arthur Chapman

In news:

Dottie and I and our Lab, Annie, drove to Ashland, Ore. Sunday with plans to see a play that night and then fish the Rogue River Monday.
Dorothy 'Dottie' Dillow, 86, was cheerful , philanthropic.
Dorothy "Dottie" (Jones) Dillow, 86, formerly of Columbia, died Friday, June 8, 2012.
Sister Dottie Fortier and husband Maurice, of Barre.
The group also recently lost a longtime member, Dorothy "Dottie" Yrigoyen, who died Nov 16.
Maureen Dowd / Dottie's day in court : 'Sarge' Sandusky defends her man, disses her rivals.
Dottie Sandusky arrives at the courthouse in Bellefonte to testify in her husband's trial.
Soroptimist International of Hood River has selected the 2012 winners of its annual Women of Distinction award: Dotty Nelson of Parkdale, Becki Rawson of Hood River and Kim Yasui of Mt Hood.
When all was said and done, Jerry and Dottie Sandusky did not ask the judge for mercy.
Dottie Hinson, "A League of their Own".
Peggy Kruse Emily LaPort and John and Dottie Leonard.
Photo illustration by Francisco Kjolseth The Salt Lake Tribune If Utah is the hive of Jell-O love, then Sister Dottie Dixon is our queen bee.
Dottie Schnure speaks for "E-23" - the group that represents all of the state's utilities.
DOTTIE KAUFFMAN COLLEGE MENNONITE CHURCH.
Photo illustration by Francisco Kjolseth The Salt Lake Tribune If Utah is the hive of Jell -O love, then Sister Dottie Dixon is our queen bee.
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In science:

Dottie’s number is irrational, transcendental and a non-trivial example of a fixed point and an attractor.
Proceedings of the first workshop on Flavor Symmetries and consequences in Accelerators and Cosmology (FLASY2011)
The classification of such theories has been done by Dotti and Manohar.
The Confining N=1 Supersymmetric Gauge Theories: a Review
Finally, we note that Dotti and Manohar have also shown that the only theories with no classical invariants at all (which are believed to break supersymmetry dynamically) are the two well-known examples: SU (5) with 10 + ¯5 and SO(10) with a single spinor.
The Confining N=1 Supersymmetric Gauge Theories: a Review
Dotti G, Gleiser R J and Pullin J 2007 “Instability of charged and rotating naked singularities,” Phys.
Destroying black holes with test bodies
Dotti G, Gleiser R J, Pullin J, Ranea-Sandoval I F and Vucetich H, “Instabilities of naked singularities and black hole interiors in General Relativity,” Int. J.
Destroying black holes with test bodies
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