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Adj.1.doddery - mentally or physically infirm with age; "his mother was doddering and frail"
old - (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age; "his mother is very old"; "a ripe old age"; "how old are you?"
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Although Mugabe, who has led Zimbabwe for over 30 years, has sworn to contend the 2018 elections, the battle for who will replace the increasingly doddery leader after that has grown increasingly heated.
A GREAT-GRANDAD conned out of PS3,000 by a bogus roofer has spoken of his nightmare and said: "I feel like a doddery old fool.
So he picks the oldest, most doddery dogs, and gives them a brilliant final chapter in their lives.
Smith, as the doddery neurotic, is in imperious form, giving a performance saved from caricature by moments of pure, heartbreaking pathos.
Smith, as the doddery neurotic, is imperious - giving a performance saved from caricature by moments of pure, heartbreaking pathos.
Wearing very tight trousers for long periods of time and squatting or moving around can lead to the compression of the superficial nerve around the knee, which will compress the calf and leg muscles," explained Dr Doddery.
I don't think for one moment I am becoming a Victor Meldrew clone or doddery curmudgeon, I merely wish to be served.
Why does Strictly's superannuated autocue warrior Bruce Forsyth catch all the flak when his rival doddery codgers screw things up just as badly as he does?
Lord Howell makes a good case of why doddery Lords who are going gaga should retire, and the sooner the better," he said.
I wish they would make up their minds and tell me what to do as I am getting confused in my doddery old mind.
30pm BBC2) RADIO 4 listeners will already know Steve Delaney's Arthur Strong - a doddery old fool from a variety show background who's been spreading his glorious brand of confusion on the airwaves since 2005.