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dot·ty

 (dŏt′ē)
adj. dot·ti·er, dot·ti·est
1.
a. Mentally unbalanced; crazy.
b. Amusingly eccentric or unconventional.
c. Ridiculous or absurd: a dotty scheme.
2. Having a feeble or unsteady gait; shaky.
3. Obsessively infatuated or enamored.

[Probably alteration of Scots dottle, silly, from Middle English doten, to dote.]

dot′ti·ly adv.
dot′ti·ness n.

dotty

(ˈdɒtɪ)
adj, -tier or -tiest
1. slang chiefly Brit feeble-minded; slightly crazy
2. slang (foll by about) Brit extremely fond (of)
3. marked with dots
[C19: from dot1: sense development of 1 from meaning of "unsteady on one's feet"]
ˈdottily adv
ˈdottiness n

dot•ty1

(ˈdɒt i)

adj. -ti•er, -ti•est. Informal.
1. crazy or eccentric.
2. very enthusiastic or infatuated (usu. fol. by about or over).
[1805–15]
dot′ti•ly, adv.
dot′ti•ness, n.

dot•ty2

(ˈdɒt i)

adj. -ti•er, -ti•est.
marked with dots.
[1805–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dotty - informal or slang terms for mentally irregulardotty - informal or slang terms for mentally irregular; "it used to drive my husband balmy"
insane - afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement; "was declared insane"; "insane laughter"
2.dotty - intensely enthusiastic about or preoccupied with; "crazy about cars and racing"; "he is potty about her"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
enthusiastic - having or showing great excitement and interest; "enthusiastic crowds filled the streets"; "an enthusiastic response"; "was enthusiastic about taking ballet lessons"

dotty

adjective (Slang, chiefly Brit.) crazy, touched, peculiar, eccentric, batty (slang), off-the-wall (slang), potty (Brit. informal), oddball (informal), loopy (informal), crackpot (informal), out to lunch (informal), out there (slang), outré, doolally (slang), off your trolley (slang), up the pole (informal), wacko or whacko (slang) She was obviously going a bit dotty.

dotty

adjective
Afflicted with or exhibiting irrationality and mental unsoundness:
Informal: bonkers, cracked, daffy, gaga, loony.
Chiefly British: crackers.
Idioms: around the bend, crazy as a loon, mad as a hatter, not all there, nutty as a fruitcake, off one's head, off one's rocker, of unsound mind, out of one's mind, sick in the head, stark raving mad.
Translations

dotty

[ˈdɒtɪ] ADJ (dottier (compar) (dottiest (superl))) (Brit) [person] → chiflado; [idea, scheme] → estrafalario, disparatado
you must be dotty!¿estás loco o qué?
it's driving me dottyesto me trae loco

dotty

[ˈdɒti] adj (= daft) [person] → loufoque, farfelu(e)

dotty

adj (+er) (Brit inf) → kauzig, schrullig; to be dotty about somebody/something (= like)nach jdm/etw verrückt sein

dotty

[ˈdɒtɪ] adj (Brit) (fam) (mad) → tocco/a, strambo/a
to be dotty about sth → andare pazzo/a per qc
he's dotty about her → ha completamente perso la testa per lei
References in classic literature ?
Just to show you how demoralized the brute must have been (Arabs often go dotty after a defeat), he'd snapped up four or five utterly useless Sheshaheli, and was offering 'em to all and sundry along the road.
Dotty has been in the same rescue kennels for six years - despite 10,000 visits from potential owners.
Rollicking illustrations show Whiffy, a wolf with self doubts about starting school, following his friend Dotty to the dreaded educational doors and proceeding to have a thoroughly marvelous time all day long.
Friends Debbie Bunn and Donna Auchterlounie set up Dotty and Dibble Sewing Academy to teach children the art of sewing.
She also encounters lifelong elephant pals Frankie and ET in South Africa, devoted penguins Dotty and Zee in Germany and frisky flamingos with biologist Paul Rose at Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Gloucestershire.
Anxious mum Dotty Channing-Williams said her British son Nicholas, who lives in Greece, was on board the ferry with his fiancee Regina.
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But in Pontypool it has become a regular occurrence where micro pig Dotty and her owner Kelly Dommett can be seen walking along the footpath to JetAways travel agency most weekdays.
Sweet dreams are guaranteed with Dotty Rose Bedding, a single duvet cover and pillowcase in the cutest of contemporary floral patterns.
However, Daisy is spending her first few days not at the zoo near her mom, Dotty, but at Tufts University's Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.
He meets a potential wife in the form of panto dame Dotty.
Watchdogs say the hilarious commercial for Dotty Bingo.