dotard

dotard

[doh-terd]
noun
1.
a person, especially an old person, exhibiting a decline in mental faculties; a weak-minded or foolish old person.
2.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see dote, -ard

dotardly, adverb
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dotard (ˈdəʊtəd)
 
n
a person who is weak-minded, esp through senility
 
[C14: from dote + -ard]
 
'dotardly
 
adj

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dotard
"imbecile," late 14c., from dote + -ard.
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