1》 (dote on/upon) be extremely and uncritically fond of.
2》 archaic be silly or feeble-minded, especially as a result of old age.
noun Irish informal a sweet or adorable person.
doter noun
doting adjective
dotingly adverb
ME: of uncertain origin; related to MDu. doten 'be silly'.

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