[ bloch-ee ]
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adjective,blotch·i·er, blotch·i·est.
  1. having blotches: a blotchy complexion.

  2. resembling a blotch.

Origin of blotchy

First recorded in 1815–25; blotch + -y1

Other words from blotchy

  • blotch·i·ly, adverb

Words Nearby blotchy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use blotchy in a sentence

  • Eulalie acknowledged that, a week or ten days before, Baby Paul had come in contact with a blotchy infant in the Park.

    A Top-Floor Idyl | George van Schaick
  • The ferreteyed porkbutcher folded the sausages he had snipped off with blotchy fingers, sausagepink.

    Ulysses | James Joyce
  • The blotchy flush had entirely left her face and she looked and acted perfectly well.

    Letty and the Twins | Helen Sherman Griffith
  • It became rough and discolored, presenting a very blotchy appearance and disclosed the formation of rust working through the film.

    Paint Technology and Tests | Henry A. Gardner

British Dictionary definitions for blotchy


/ (ˈblɒtʃɪ) /

  1. covered in or marked by blotches

Derived forms of blotchy

  • blotchily, adverb
  • blotchiness, noun

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