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Etymology 1[edit]

Middle English daderen (to quake, tremble)


dodder (third-person singular simple present dodders, present participle doddering, simple past and past participle doddered)

  1. (intransitive) To shake or tremble as one moves, especially as of old age or childhood; to totter.
    • 2013, J. M. Coetzee, The Childhood of Jesus, Melbourne, Australia: The Text Publishing Company, pp. 59-60.
      Their neighbours have been, on one side, an old man who dodders around in his dressing gown talking to himself, and on the other a stand-offish couple who pretend not to understand the Spanish he speaks.
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Etymology 2[edit]

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dodder (plural dodders)

  1. Any of about 100-170 species of yellow, orange or red (rarely green) parasitic plants of the genus Cuscuta. Formerly treated as the only genus in the family Cuscutaceae, recent genetic research by the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group has shown that it is correctly placed in the morning glory family, Convolvulaceae.