Chiefly British Informal. slightly insane; eccentric.
British. paltry; trifling; petty.
Other definitions for potty (2 of 2)
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.
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How to use potty in a sentence
There is no time to worry about trivial matters like going on potty walks when I can hunt cicadas instead.
An open letter to the emerging cicadas in my backyardIn my younger days, back in March, I was fully potty-trained.
Though it’s not a forested or highly private space, the Diamond P can’t be beat for its ultra-clean porta potties and superior access to the park.
Utilities have urged customers for years to ignore “flushable” labels on increasingly popular, premoistened wipes used by nursing home staffs, potty-training toddlers and people who shun toilet paper.A nasty pandemic problem: More flushed wipes are clogging pipes, sending sewage into homes | Katherine Shaver | April 23, 2021 | Washington Post
The graffiti on a port-a-potty in a gravel pit was, in the opinion of one Washington state resident, a sign that anti-fascists might blow up a nearby dam.Documents Reveal Cops Chasing Absurd Antifa and BLM Tips | Kelly Weill | April 23, 2021 | The Daily Beast
Following the Apatow references, Marge informs Homer that she needs to use the “Porta potty.”Here’s the Lost Judd Apatow ‘Simpsons’ Episode, Penned by Judd Apatow | Asawin Suebsaeng | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
However, these “potty-mouthed princesses” curse like proverbial sailors to prove a point.Marcel the Shell Returns, Potty-Mouthed Princesses, and More Viral Videos | Alex Chancey | October 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Unless some kind of sky-high musical chairs ensues, anything more than a cursory pre-potty hello could become a little tricky.Wingman, an App for Hookups at 30,000 Feet, Wants To Be the Tinder of Airline Travel | Charlotte Lytton | February 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Proves that political potty-mouthing is practically our birthright.Calling BS on the Surge in Cursing by Beltway Politicians | Lauren Ashburn | February 28, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Two thousand six hundred men are hors de combat; and the chivalrous potty is himself seriously hurt.
potty, Pipes, and Piffle were very real to me, and lived like actual people in that dim garret.
General potty, we are glad to assure our readers, will be once more in the saddle before many days.
If Athene hadn't had that potty little legacy left her, she couldn't have done this.A Family Man (From the Fifth Series Plays) | John Galsworthy
But I on'y git to be 'nouncer one time, 'cause Fanny tellin' me nex' fam'ly have dinnuh-potty make heap o' fun.Seventeen | Booth Tarkington
British Dictionary definitions for potty (1 of 2)
foolish or slightly crazy
trivial or insignificant
(foll by about or on) very keen (about)
- pottiness, noun
British Dictionary definitions for potty (2 of 2)
a child's word for chamber pot
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