Anecdotes considered as a group.
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1. anecdotes collectively
2. jocular talkative or garrulous old age
[from anecdote + -age, with play on dotage]
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(ˈæn ɪkˌdoʊ tɪdʒ)

anecdotes collectively.
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old age, when a person may be prone to regale others with anecdotes about his past. [A humorous blend of anecdote and dotage.]
See also: Old Age
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