spotty

[ spot-ee ]
/ ˈspɒt i /

adjective, spot·ti·er, spot·ti·est.

full of, having, or occurring in spots: spotty coloring.
irregular or uneven in quality or character: a spotty performance.

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Origin of spotty

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at spot, -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM spotty

spot·ti·ly, adverbspot·ti·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for spotty

spotty
/ (ˈspɒtɪ) /

adjective -tier or -tiest

abounding in or characterized by spots or marks, esp on the skina spotty face
not consistent or uniform; irregular or uneven, often in quality

Derived forms of spotty

spottily, adverbspottiness, noun
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