[ sploch ]
/ splɒtʃ /
a large, irregular spot; blot; stain; blotch.
verb (used with object)
to mark or cover with splotches.
verb (used without object)
to be susceptible to stains or blots; show or retain stains, blots, or spots of dirt or liquid: Don't buy that tablecloth—the material splotches easily.
to cause or be liable to cause stains, blots, or spots: Be careful of that paint—it splotches.
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Origin of splotch
First recorded in 1595–1605; origin uncertain
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022
How to use splotch in a sentence
The other tore open the bundle he carried, and spread before Average Jones a white stained shirt with ominous brown splotches.
As the man moved forward, splotches of light from the trees slipped across his robe.
British Dictionary definitions for splotch
Derived forms of splotchsplotchy, adjective
Word Origin for splotch
C17: perhaps a blend of spot + blotch
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