Origin of blotto

1915–20; blot1 (v.) + -o Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for blotto

Historical Examples of blotto

  • We ceased to think there was any harm in being occasionally "blotto" at night, or in employing the picturesque army word "bloody."

    Tell England

    Ernest Raymond

British Dictionary definitions for blotto


  1. slang unconscious, esp through drunkenness

Word Origin for blotto

C20: from blot 1 (vb); compare blot out
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Word Origin and History for blotto

"drunk," c.1905, from some signification of blot (v.) in its "soak up liquid" meaning.

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