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[bloch-ee] /ˈblɒtʃ i/
adjective, blotchier, blotchiest.
having blotches:
a blotchy complexion.
resembling a blotch.
Origin of blotchy
1815-25; blotch + -y1
Related forms
blotchily, adverb Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for blotchy


covered in or marked by blotches
Derived Forms
blotchily, adverb
blotchiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for blotchy

1799, from blotch + -y (2). Related: Blotchiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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