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Why should all England have gone dotty on the mere subject of dottiness?

WORD ORIGIN

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.).

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