1. an oldster in his dotage; someone whose age has impaired his intellect
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How To Use dotard In A Sentence

  • A lot of people may be telling pollsters they support McSame, but, when they get into the voting booth, they won't be able to pull the lever for the old dotard. Obama Still Way Ahead In Post-Debate Polling
  • Which, unfortunately, the wilting dotards are too frightened to do themselves.
  • mossback," or a "garrulous dotard," and with singular irreverence they took delight in twitting him upon his senility and in pestering him with divers new-fangled notions altogether distasteful, not to say shocking, to a gentleman of his years. The Holy Cross and Other Tales
  • There are some voters who will simply never vote for the black guy, even if the the alternative is to cast a ballot for the dotard/idiot ticket. Obama Expanding His Lead In The Tracking Polls
  • But his would-be debonair, self-satisfied yet insecure dotard could not be more appropriately laughable or pitiful.
  • In the meanwhile I have to contend with someone who is no doddery dotard. GOODBYE CURATE
  • In the meanwhile I have to contend with someone who is no doddery dotard. GOODBYE CURATE
  • Some people, including some opponents, seem to feel that this malevolent dotard was, somewhere, innocent of proper thought and responsibility.
  • “I conjecture,” replied Fabian, “that she speaks of an old dotard, who is, I think, the general referee concerning the history and antiquities of this old town, and of the savage family that lived here perhaps before the flood.” Castle Dangerous
  • In Laputa Gulliver finds the wise men so wrapped up in their speculations as to be utter dotards in practical affairs.
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