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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English spotty, equivalent to spot +‎ -y.

PronunciationEdit

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  • Rhymes: -ɒti

AdjectiveEdit

spotty (comparative spottier, superlative spottiest)

  1. Having spots; spotted.
  2. Occurring in non-contiguous positions or locations.
    Mobile phone reception in this area tends to be rather spotty.
  3. Of inconsistent quality
    Many of the buyers had a spotty credit history.

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NounEdit

spotty (plural spotties)

  1. A common New Zealand fish, Notolabrus celidotus
    I went fishing today and all I caught were spotties.

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