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potty

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[ pot-ee ]
/ ˈpɒt i /
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adjective, pot·ti·er, pot·ti·est.
Chiefly British Informal. slightly insane; eccentric.
British. paltry; trifling; petty.
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Origin of potty

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First recorded in 1855–60; pot1 + -y1

Other definitions for potty (2 of 2)

potty2
[ pot-ee ]
/ ˈpɒt i /

noun, plural pot·ties.
a seat of reduced size fitting over a toilet seat, for use by a small child.
a small metal pot fitting under a potty-chair.
Baby Talk. a toilet.

Origin of potty

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First recorded in 1840–50; pot1 + -y2
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British Dictionary definitions for potty (1 of 2)

potty1
/ (ˈpɒtɪ) /

adjective -tier or -tiest British informal
foolish or slightly crazy
trivial or insignificant
(foll by about or on) very keen (about)

Derived forms of potty

pottiness, noun

Word Origin for potty

C19: perhaps from pot 1

British Dictionary definitions for potty (2 of 2)

potty2
/ (ˈpɒtɪ) /

noun plural -ties
a child's word for chamber pot
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