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anecdotage1

[an-ik-doh-tij] /ˈæn ɪkˌdoʊ tɪdʒ/
noun
1.
anecdotes collectively.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; anecdote + -age

anecdotage2

[an-ik-doh-tij] /ˈæn ɪkˌdoʊ tɪdʒ/
noun, Facetious.
1.
the state of being advanced in age and strongly inclined to tell reminiscent anecdotes:
Grandfather is in his anecdotage.
Origin
1815-25; blend of anecdote and dotage
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anecdotage

/ˈænɪkˌdəʊtɪdʒ/
noun
1.
anecdotes collectively
2.
(jocular) talkative or garrulous old age
Word Origin
from anecdote + -age, with play on dotage
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Word Origin and History for anecdotage
n.

"anecdotes collectively," 1823, from anecdote + -age. As a jocular coinage meaning "garrulous old age" it is recorded from 1835, and led to anecdotard.

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