When you come to doddering, Jacob, it's better to dodder in the paths you know.
Species of dodder are difficult to distinguish one from the other.
You hate to see her run—you want to see her dodder about like an old man.
The minute you dodder about a man or a woman, there's sure to be something' to dodder about.
Ivy ne'er clasp'd A dodder'd oak, as round the other's limbs The hideous monster intertwin'd his own.
Oaks covered with dodder, that is, with parasitic plants, and therefore dead or dying.
It is, in fact, a parasitic dead-nettle, a trifle less degenerate as yet than the dodder.
The cupbears found no drink for him in the dodder (a river), and the dodder had flowed through the house.
Some called it Dodora, after the princess, and this was changed at last to 'dodder' by those who did not know.
The dodder then loses its hold upon the soil and gets its food entirely from the alfalfa plants, which it ultimately destroys.
1610s, perhaps from Middle English daderen "to quake, tremble" (late 15c.), apparently frequentative of dialectal dade, on a form similar to totter, patter. Related: Doddered; doddering.