Video: What exactly is a ‘dotard’?

Dotard | Define Dotard at Dictionary.com

In a rare statement on Sept. 22, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called President Trump a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard,” vowing to “tame him” with fire. On Sept. 19, Trump threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea in front of the United Nations General Assembly. (Reuters)

Definition of dotard in English:

  1. Oxford Dicionaries
    noun
    An old person, especially one who has become weak or senile.
  2. Dictionary.com
    noun
    a person, especially an old person, exhibiting a decline in mental faculties; a weak-minded or foolish old person.

CNN Published on Sep 22, 2017

Kim Jong Un’s use of the arcane word “dotard” as a slam against President Donald Trump had many scrambling for a dictionary in search of its meaning and pronunciation.

In the latest war of words between the United States and North Korea, Kim Jong Un did not pull any punches.

But he may have pulled out an old dictionary.

“I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotard with fire,” Kim declared in an unusually direct and angry statement published Thursday by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency.