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dot·ty / ˈdätē/ • adj. (dot·ti·er , dot·ti·est ) inf. (of a person, action, or idea) somewhat mad or eccentric: he was slightly dotty by the end of his second term. DERIVATIVES: dot·ti·ly / ˈdätəlē/ adv. dot·ti·ness n.

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dotty covered with dots; (sl.) of unsteady gait (cf. phr. dot and go one, said of one who has a wooden leg, XVIII); of feeble mind, daft XIX. f. DOT 1 + -Y 1.

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