Definition of Spotty

1. Adjective. Having spots or patches (small areas of contrasting color or texture). "A black-and-white spotted cow"

Exact synonyms: Patched, Spotted
Similar to: Patterned



2. Adjective. Lacking consistency. "The golfer hit the ball well but his putting was spotty"
Exact synonyms: Scratchy, Uneven
Similar to: Inconsistent
Derivative terms: Unevenness

Definition of Spotty

1. a. Full of spots; marked with spots.

Definition of Spotty

1. Adjective. Having spots; spotted. ¹

2. Adjective. Of inconsistent quality ¹

3. Noun. A slang name for a common New Zealand fish ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spotty

1. marked with spots [adj -TIER, -TIEST] : SPOTTILY [adv]

Spotty Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spotty

spotted weakfish
spotted wolffish
spottedness
spotter
spotters
spottier
spotties
spottiest
spottily
spottiness
spottinesses
spottings
spottle
spottles
spotty (current term)
spotweld
spousage
spousages
spousal
spousal equivalent
spousal relationship
spousal support
spousally
spousals
spouse
spouse abuse
spouse equivalent
spousebreach
spoused

Literary usage of Spotty

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1859)
"WETZEL, ' THERE have be lost a white and red spotty Cow with red ears. en, ... Who has seen the ' white and red spotty cow with red ears ? ..."

2. Œdema and Nephritis: A Critical, Experimental and Clinical Study of the by Martin Fischer (1921)
"spotty Parenchymatous Nephritis Due to Infection of the Kidney (Infectious Nephritis) §1 The kidney may evidently become the victim of a pathological ..."

3. Handbook of Painting: German, Fleming, and Dutch Schools by Sir Joseph Archer Crowe, Gustav Friedrich Waagen, Franz Kugler (1898)
"... occasion a spotty look. A picture of similar composition, in the Berlin Gallery, No. 959, signed with the name at length, contains two snakes hissing at ..."

4. In the Child's World: Morning Talks and Stories for Kindergartens, Primary by Emilie Poulsson (1893)
"One was white, one black, one gray, and one looked just like spotty. ... When spotty chose this place, she thought it would be very safe and comfortable for ..."

5. Catalogue of the Exhibition of Paintings of Hokusai by Ernest Francisco Fenollosa (1901)
"nature of foliage, rock and roof, and are not unrelated to the landscape of No. 30, these have a spotty ..."

6. In the Child's World: Morning Talks and Stories for Kindergartens, Primary by Emilie Poulsson (1893)
"One was white, one black, one gray, and one looked just like spotty. ... When spotty chose this place, she thought it would be very safe and comfortable for ..."

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