anecdotage

an·ec·dot·age

 (ăn′ĭk-dō′tĭj)
n.
Anecdotes considered as a group.

anecdotage

(ˈænɪkˌdəʊtɪdʒ)
n
1. anecdotes collectively
2. jocular talkative or garrulous old age
[from anecdote + -age, with play on dotage]

an•ec•dot•age

(ˈæn ɪkˌdoʊ tɪdʒ)

n.
anecdotes collectively.
[1815–25]

anecdotage

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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