In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- A character who is presumably either her doddering old grandmother or mother-in-law comes out with some cups of tea.
- She took note of the open plan bars and restaurants, the oppressive fluorescent lights and the doddering passengers wandering aimlessly trying to kill time.
- A passing, elderly couple gave us a concerned glance as they doddered past.
- The town treats its older hotels like a doddering uncle who needs to be put away.
- Am I mistaken in thinking you still want to stand around talking like a doddering fool?
- He is famous for doddering around with a camera crew in tow, picking up strange slithery beasts that look like they might bite him and poking sticks at them.
- We watch him dodder and disintegrate, and we sympathize.
- The Levi's name has grown into doddering old age in a brutally competitive apparel market.
- The old gardener made an incoherent sound, dropped the basket and fled, doddering on those peculiar Rris ankle joints.
- They come on Uncle Junior's recommendation, but they prove to be doddering old fools with bad or no eyesight.
- You're not really working, but neither are you decrepit and doddering into some home with Alzheimer's.
- As he dodders about, still actively producing art, he relates stories from his life to his young daughter.
- Jaques is looked upon as something of a doddering old fool by some of his younger comrades, but as Wright plays him, he's far, far more.
- But I won't be left doddering here like some incapable ninny.
- It is sixty years since the fall of the Third Reich, and the hunted monster is now a pathetic and doddering old man in his nineties.
- The fact that the leader of the free world used to be a doddering old guy completely out of touch with reality seems more cute than menacing these days.
- That's because you're a doddering old recluse who doesn't get out of the house nearly half as much as is good for you.
- He's like a doddering old man sitting in his horse and buggy, shaking his liver spot covered fist at passing automobiles.
- The king is a doddering old fool, and his son is so love-struck that he is not fit to be ruler of a great nation.
- Perhaps in her doddering senility, she was subconsciously confusing it with all the dry sherry she was knocking back.
2doddering present participle
despectivochocho coloquialyou doddering old fool! — ¡viejo estúpido! coloquial
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