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dotard (doe-tuhrd) noun

A person who is in his or her dotage (a deterioration of mental faculties; senility).

[Middle English, from doten, to dote.]

"Leonato: I speak not like a dotard nor a fool,
As, under privilege of age, to brag
What I have done being young, or what would do ...."
William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing: Scene I.

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