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British Dictionary definitions for splodge

splodge

noun
  1. a large irregular spot or blot
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verb
  1. (tr) to mark (something) with such a blot or blots
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Derived Formssplodgy, adjective

Word Origin

C19: alteration of earlier splotch
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Examples from the Web for splodge

Historical Examples

  • The ink is bad, and there is always a hair or a splodge on one's pen.

    Letters of Anton Chekhov

    Anton Chekhov

  • There was a splodge of a darker tint in the middle, but whether it was figure or tree or house no man could have told.

    Grim Tales

    Edith Nesbit