splodge

/ (splɒdʒ) /

noun

a large irregular spot or blot

verb

(tr) to mark (something) with such a blot or blots

Nearby words

  1. splittail,
  2. splitter,
  3. splitting,
  4. splitting adz,
  5. splitting field,
  6. sploosh,
  7. splore,
  8. splosh,
  9. splotch,
  10. splotchy

Derived Formssplodgy, adjective

Word Origin for splodge

C19: alteration of earlier splotch

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Examples from the Web for splodge

  • The ink is bad, and there is always a hair or a splodge on one's pen.

  • There was a splodge of a darker tint in the middle, but whether it was figure or tree or house no man could have told.

    Grim Tales|Edith Nesbit