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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ a dotty old lady
▪ Any attempt to increase tolerance - however dotty or blush-making - should be respected.
▪ I should go quite dotty without work, and there is none for me in Venice now.
▪ Not that he was dotty all the time.
▪ Some of these are dotty by anyone's standards.
▪ This enchantingly dotty building has recently been restored and is now on the market.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Dotty \Dot"ty\, a. [From 2d Dot.]

  1. Composed of, or characterized by, dots.

  2. [Perh. a different word; cf. Totty.] Unsteady in gait; hence, feeble; half-witted. [Eng.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1812, "full of dots," from dot (n.) + -y (2). Meaning "silly" is from c.1400, in dotypolle "dotty poll" (i.e. "dotty head"), in which case the first element is from dote (v.).


a. 1 Having many dots. 2 (context British English) Mildly insane or excessively preoccupied; often, senile. 3 (cx UK dated English) Having an unsteady gait.

  1. adj. informal or slang terms for mentally irregular; "it used to drive my husband balmy" [syn: balmy, barmy, bats, batty, bonkers, buggy, cracked, crackers, daft, fruity, haywire, kooky, kookie, loco, loony, loopy, nuts, nutty, round the bend, around the bend, wacky, whacky]

  2. marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness; "she was crazy about him"; "gaga over the rock group's new album"; "he was infatuated with her" [syn: crazy, gaga, enamored, infatuated, in love, smitten, soft on(p), taken with(p)]

  3. [also: dottiest, dottier]


Dotty may refer to:

  • Dotty Cotton, a fictional character from EastEnders
  • dotty, a graph editor, see Graphviz
  • a fantasy novel by R. A. Lafferty

Usage examples of "dotty".

Some dotty girl only has to say you did it and you trot off to chokey without asking embarrassing questions .

Lydia, delighted at the prospect of champagne which she is now old enough to share, bursts out singing: the one with the whisky voice and the dotty accordeon accompaniment .

She happened to like those old weird-necktie movies in black and white, her grandfolks had worked on some of them, and she personally resented this increasingly dumb attempt to cash in on the pseudoromantic mystique of those particular olden days in this town, having heard enough stories from Hub and Sasha, and Dotty and Wade, to know better than most how corrupted everything had really been from top to bottom, as if the town had been a toxic dump for everything those handsome pictures had left out.

Phil and Dotty Frost, Walter and Linda Tuffy, Hank and June Staples, the Mangums, the Stenzels, or the Clearwaters, the response was always the same.

And Warminster sounds dotty enough to opt for violence as a means of securing his takeover of RABD.

Some dotty girl only has to say you did it and you trot off to chokey without asking embarrassing questions .

He made a great thing of his professionalism, but he was as dotty as half the art dealers in London.

Libertyville's movers and shakers lived here - the newspaper publisher, four doctors, the rich and dotty granddaughter of the man who had invented the rapid-fire ejection system for automatic pistols.

He had heard that there was a swimmer in Sierra Leone who had accepted a free pair of bathing trunks from a swimsuit manufacturer, and Dotty was trying to pin down the rumor so he could demand the athlete's banishment from the upcoming Moscow games.