doat

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doat (third-person singular simple present doats, present participle doating, simple past and past participle doated)

  1. obsolete spelling of dote
    • 1676, Aphra Behn, “The Town-Fop”, in The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. III[1]:
      Ye all doat upon him, but he's not the Man you take him for.
    • 1786, Robert Burns, “Song, Composed in Spring”, in Poems And Songs Of Robert Burns[2]:
      --And maun I still on Menie doat, And bear the scorn that's in her e'e?
    • 1825, William Hazlitt, The Spirit of the Age[3]:
      We are so far advanced in the Arts and Sciences, that we live in retrospect, and doat on past atchievements.

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Borrowing from French doigt (finger) (with modified pronunciation : fr: [dwa] > vo: [doˈat]).

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doat (plural doats)

  1. finger

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