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dod·der 1

intr.v. dod·dered, dod·der·ing, dod·ders
1. To shake or tremble, as from old age; totter.
2. To move in a feeble, unsteady manner.

[Alteration of Middle English daderen, probably of imitative origin.]

dod′der·er n.

dod·der 2

Any of various leafless, annual parasitic herbs of the genus Cuscuta that lack chlorophyll and have slender, twining, yellow or reddish stems and small whitish flowers.

[Middle English doder, possibly from Middle Dutch, yolk of an egg (from the yellow color of the blossom of one species of this plant).]
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Noun1.dodderer - one who dodders from old age and weakness


[ˈdɒdərəʳ] Nchocho m


n (esp Brit inf) → Tattergreis m (inf)


[ˈdɒdərəʳ] n (fam) → vecchio/a decrepito/a, rudere m
References in classic literature ?
persisted the dodderer with ungentlemanlike curiosity.
At the same time Alfa claims a combined consumption of 62mpg, which you may get if you are a dodderer, which we are claiming is not the case here.
The Orchestra performed a selection of Franz Schubert melodies collected by the Austrian composer Johanna Dodderer under the title "Variations on Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka".
That truth was never allowed to get in the way of media misrepresentation because Tory newspapers were determined to paint him as an old dodderer who lacked respect for our war dead.
What's more, as a bit of an old dodderer myself, I strongly object
James Clyde's Friar Laurence is much younger than usual, with nothing of the dodderer about him, while Julie Legrand's Nurse is sharply-etched and abrasive rather than matronly.
Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood is regarded by many people in football as an old dodderer who is completely out of touch with the modern game.
Occasionally a fast mover can get in four returns to the podium, but this is offset by the dodderer who maybe only makes it back twice.
Scratch him and you will find a timid and tremulous dodderer.
Far from expressing nostalgia for the Christmas of an agricultural society, Dickens mocks the old man as a dodderer rambling about practices so remote and unlikely that he can specify them only as "that sort of thing.
Intrigue is rife in Rohan, where the king has been made into an impotent dodderer by venomous court adviser Wormtongue (Brad Dourif), who's a spy for Saruman (Christopher Lee).
Next week, Tony gets into the skin of an old English Knight, ``a bit of an old dodderer with the world passing him by,'' as he describes him, in Rope at the Grand Theatre Swansea.