moity

[ moi-tee ]
/ ˈmɔɪ ti /

adjective, moit·i·er, moit·i·est.

full of moits.
Also mot·ey [moh-tee] /ˈmoʊ ti/.

Origin of moity

First recorded in 1875–80; moit + -y1

Definition for motey (2 of 2)

mote

1
[ moht ]
/ moʊt /

noun

a small particle or speck, especially of dust.

Origin of mote

1
before 1000; Middle English, Old English mot speck; cognate with Dutch mot grit, sawdust, Norwegian mutt speck

Related forms

mote·y, adjective

Can be confused

moat mote
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British Dictionary definitions for motey (1 of 2)

mote

1
/ (məʊt) /

noun

a tiny speck

Word Origin for mote

Old English mot; compare Middle Dutch mot grit, Norwegian mutt speck

British Dictionary definitions for motey (2 of 2)

mote

2
/ (məʊt) /

verb past moste (məʊst)

(takes an infinitive without to) archaic may or might

Word Origin for mote

Old English mōt, first person singular present tense of mōtan to be allowed
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