|North Korean retaliation was all but inevitable after U.S. President Donald Trump name-called its leader, Kim Jong Un. And so Kim “Rocket Man” fired back with — dotard. Delivered in Korean and later translated into English as “mentally deranged U.S. dotard”|
The last word had many running to the dictionary.
|According to the Merriam-Webster’s website, “Dotard, which comes from the Middle English word ‘doten’ (meaning ‘to dote’), initially had the meaning of ‘imbecile’ when it began being used in the 14th century.”|