Wondrous Words #411

WWWEvery week I join Kathy at Bermuda Onion’s Weblog to post about new words we’ve discovered. It’s called Wondrous Words Wednesday.

Last week the leader of North Korea used a new-to-everybody word. He had everyone hustling to their dictionaries to understand a word he used in an international statement. Reports say the word overloaded online dictionary websites. Here’s the word:

dotard: “I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotard with fire,” said North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. (Issued on Thursday, September 21)

Dotard means an old person, especially one who has become weak or senile.


That’s all for me this week. Don’t forget to visit Kathy for more Wondrous Words Wednesday.

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2 Responses to Wondrous Words #411

  1. I’ve heard the term “dotty” used to describe people like that and now I wonder if it’s derived from dotard. Great word today!

  2. Mary Ann Langan says:

    Good word.

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