- Chiefly British Informal. slightly insane; eccentric.
- British. paltry; trifling; petty.
Origin of potty1
- 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 potty2
Related Wordscrazy, eccentric, nuts, wacky, kooky, mad, batty, foolish, absurd, insane, nutty, silly, latrine, outhouse, lavatory, restroom, pot, screwball, lunatic, cuckoo
Examples from the Web for potty
I mean, just the potty training of octuplets is enough to cause a mind to snap.Octomom Nadya Suleman Wants to Shed Her Creepy Persona
Maria Elena Fernandez
July 9, 2012
Of course, sexual abuse isn't the same as videotaping a child on the potty.Jon & Kate Plus 8 Little Victims?
June 15, 2009
It iss no disgrace whateffer to a potty to give in to Nature.
We are fighting for a principle; there is no potty that shall say I am not a peliever in principle.
If it goes on much longer I'll be potty if I ain't a gone 'un.A Student in Arms
Potty, Pipes, and Piffle were very real to me, and lived like actual people in that dim garret.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XXII (of 25)
Robert Louis Stevenson
"See haud o' the potty," cries Rob, an' losh, he had the window in afore Cree cud hae cut the glass.When a Man's Single
J. M. Barrie
- foolish or slightly crazy
- trivial or insignificant
- (foll by about or on) very keen (about)
- a child's word for chamber pot
Word Origin and History for potty
"crazy, silly," 1916, slang, of unknown origin, perhaps connected to potter (v.). Earlier slang senses were "easy to manage" (1899) and "feeble, petty" (1860).
1942, child's word for "chamber pot," from pot (n.1). Potty-training is attested from 1958. Potty-mouth "one who uses obscene language" is student slang from 1968.