dotty 1[dot-ee] ExamplesWord Originadjective, dot·ti·er, dot·ti·est. Informal.
- crazy or eccentric.
- feeble or unsteady in gait.
- very enthusiastic or infatuated (usually followed by about or over).
Related Words for dotty absurd, daft, demented, disturbed, eccentric, foolish, goofy, loony, nuts, nutty, odd, peculiar, queer, ridiculous, strange, twisted, unconventional, weird Examples from the Web for dotty Contemporary Examples of dotty
Gustav would later describe his ex-wife, quite accurately, as “dotty, romantic, and forever craving change.”
July 7, 2013
Abdul either provides heart or functions as the dotty aunt at the family picnic, depending on your point of view.
August 5, 2009
Historical Examples of dotty
Dotty unrolled herself from the curtain with a triumphant smile.
Dotty tried to think there might be time enough, after all, to find the rings.
At the mention of rings, Dotty blushed, and stole a glance at Mrs. Allen.
Why, Dotty, I’ve excused you to Mrs. Pragoff, and it wouldn’t be polite to go now.
Dotty, it seems, was feeling very much like a bitter-sour apple.
British Dictionary definitions for dotty dotty adjective -tier or -tiest
- slang, mainly British feeble-minded; slightly crazy
- British slang (foll by about) extremely fond (of)
- marked with dots
Derived Formsdottily, adverbdottiness, nounWord Origin for dotty C19: from dot 1 : sense development of 1 from meaning of “unsteady on one’s feet” Word Origin and History for dotty adj.