tottery

tottery

[tot-uh-ree]
adjective
tottering; shaky.

Origin:
1745–55; totter + -y1

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totter (ˈtɒtə)
 
vb
1.  to walk or move in an unsteady manner, as from old age
2.  to sway or shake as if about to fall
3.  to be failing, unstable, or precarious
 
n
4.  the act or an instance of tottering
 
[C12: perhaps from Old English tealtrian to waver, and Middle Dutch touteren to stagger]
 
'totterer
 
n
 
'tottering
 
adj
 
'totteringly
 
adv
 
'tottery
 
adj

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