potted

[ pot-id ]
/ ˈpɒt ɪd /

adjective

placed or enclosed in a pot.
transplanted into or grown in a pot.
preserved or cooked in a pot: potted beef.
Slang. drunk.
British Slang. (of the treatment of a subject) shallow; superficial.

Origin of potted

1640–50; 1920–25 for def 4; pot1 + -ed2

Related forms

un·pot·ted, adjective

Definition for potted (2 of 2)

pot

1
[ pot ]
/ pɒt /

noun

verb (used with object), pot·ted, pot·ting.

verb (used without object), pot·ted, pot·ting.

Informal. to take a potshot; shoot.

Origin of pot

1
1150–1200; Middle English pott (see potter1); cognate with Dutch, Low German pot (perhaps > French pot)

Related forms

pot·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for potted (1 of 5)

potted

/ (ˈpɒtɪd) /

adjective

placed or grown in a pot
cooked or preserved in a potpotted shrimps
informal summarized or abridgeda potted version of a novel

British Dictionary definitions for potted (2 of 5)

pot

1
/ (pɒt) /

noun

verb pots, potting or potted (mainly tr)

See also pot on

Word Origin for pot

Late Old English pott, from Medieval Latin pottus (unattested), perhaps from Latin pōtus a drink; compare Middle Low German pot, Old Norse pottr

British Dictionary definitions for potted (3 of 5)

pot

2
/ (pɒt) /

noun

  1. Scot and Northern English dialect a deep hole or pothole
  2. (capital when part of a name)Pen-y-Ghent Pot

Word Origin for pot

C14: perhaps identical with pot 1 but possibly of Scandinavian origin; compare Swedish dialect putt water hole, pit

British Dictionary definitions for potted (4 of 5)

pot

3
/ (pɒt) /

noun

slang cannabis used as a drug in any form, such as leaves (marijuana or hemp) or resin (hashish)

Word Origin for pot

C20: perhaps shortened from Mexican Indian potiguaya

British Dictionary definitions for potted (5 of 5)

pot

4
/ (pɒt) /

noun

informal short for potentiometer
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Idioms and Phrases with potted

pot


In addition to the idiom beginning with pot

  • pot calling the kettle black, the

also see:

  • fish or cut bait (shit or get off the pot)
  • go to pot
  • hit the jackpot
  • sweeten the kitty (pot)
  • take potluck
  • tempest in a teapot
  • watched pot never boils
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