fordote etymology

English word fordote comes from English for-, English dote

Detailed word origin of fordote

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
for- English (eng) (dialectal) Very; excessively.. (no longer productive) Meaning "completely", "to the fullest extent" e.g. forbreak; superseded by combinations with "up" in senses where no upward movement is involved, e.g. forgive = give up (one's offenses), forgather = "gather up", forbeat = "beat up", etc.. (no longer productive) Meaning "far", "away"; "from", "out" e.g. forbid, forget, forsay; forbear, fordeem.
dote English (eng) (Ireland) A darling, a cutie.. (obsolete) An imbecile; a dotard. (intransitive, archaic) To act in a foolish manner; to be senile.. (intransitive, usually, with on) To be excessively fond of.
fordote English (eng) (transitive) To make foolish or doting.

Words with the same origin as fordote

Descendants of for-
forbathe foreshorten forespend forfaint forflutter forfoughten forhew forhiller forlead forlend forlong forlonging forloppin forold forpass forsaid forslack forslip forsloth forteach forwaste forwent forwither forworship
Descendants of dote
dodipole dotage dotard dotiness dotish doty