Anecdotage



collectively.
the state of being advanced in age and strongly inclined to tell reminiscent :
Grandfather is in his anecdotage.
Historical Examples

Someone has wittily said that only those in their anecdotage should tell stories.
Talks on Talking Grenville Kleiser

The publishers will print it, the public will devour it, especially if it be anecdotage.
Old Fogy James Huneker

This is my excuse if at times I seem to fall into anecdotage.
How to be Happy Though Married E. J. Hardy.

I constantly act as phlebotomist to the vanity of the young and to the anecdotage of the senile and senescent.
The Journal of a Disappointed Man Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion

Indeed, he would sometimes remark, when a man fell into his anecdotage, it was a sign for him to retire from the world.
Lothair Benjamin Disraeli

In these years of Old Kennebec’s “anecdotage,” his pipe was his best listener and his truest confidant.
Homespun Tales Kate Douglas Wiggin

For example, would a little spice of malice in her anecdotage be so undesirable?
Adventures and Enthusiasms E. V. Lucas

Instantly in poured other infuriated old Etonians, also in anecdotage, to pit their memories against his.
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, January 26, 1916 Various

Indeed, he would sometimes remark, when a man fell into his anecdotage it was a sign for him to retire from the world.
Quips and Quiddities William Davenport Adams

The Englishman has usually a dignified dread of dropping into his “anecdotage.”
Lost Leaders Andrew Lang

noun
anecdotes collectively
(jocular) talkative or garrulous old age
n.

“anecdotes collectively,” 1823, from anecdote + -age. As a jocular coinage meaning “garrulous old age” it is recorded from 1835, and led to anecdotard.

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