"dottle" meaning in All languages combined

Adjective [English]

Forms: more dottle [comparative], most dottle [superlative] IPA: /ˈdɒtəl/ [UK] Audio: LL-Q1860 (eng)-Vealhurl-dottle.wav [UK] Rhymes: -ɒtəl
  1. Stupid or senile. Tags: Scotland
    Categories (other): Scottish English

Noun [English]

Forms: dottles [plural] IPA: /ˈdɒtəl/ [UK] Audio: LL-Q1860 (eng)-Vealhurl-dottle.wav [UK] Rhymes: -ɒtəl
  1. A plug or tap of a vessel.
  2. A small rounded lump or mass.
  3. The still burning or wholly burnt tobacco plug in a pipe.
  4. A baby's dummy, pacifier. Tags: Tyneside
    Categories (other): Geordie English

Noun [English]

Forms: dottles [plural] IPA: /ˈdɒtəl/ [UK] Audio: LL-Q1860 (eng)-Vealhurl-dottle.wav [UK] Rhymes: -ɒtəl
  1. A dotard. Tags: Scotland
    Categories (other): Scottish English

Inflected forms

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          "ref": "1957, Lawrence Durrell, Justine, Faber p. 96",
          "text": "one hand guards the burning dottle of my pipe from the force of the wind"
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          "ref": "1981, John Gardner, Freddy's Book, Abacus 1982, p. 38",
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