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potty

1 [pot-ee]
adjective, pottier, pottiest.
1.
Chiefly British Informal. slightly insane; eccentric.
2.
British. paltry; trifling; petty.

Origin:
1855–60; pot1 + -y1

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potty1 (ˈpɒtɪ)
 
adj (foll by about or on) , -tier, -tiest
1.  foolish or slightly crazy
2.  trivial or insignificant
3.  very keen (about)
 
[C19: perhaps from pot1]
 
'pottiness1
 
n

potty2 (ˈpɒtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
a child's word for chamber pot

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potty
"crazy, silly," 1920, slang, of unknown origin, perhaps connected to potter (v.). Earlier slang senses were "easy to manage" (1899) and "feeble, petty" (1860).

potty
1942, child's word for "chamber pot," from pot (1). Potty-training is attested from 1958. Potty-mouth "one who uses obscene language" is student slang from 1968.
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potty definition


  1. n.
    a small toilet. (Usually juvenile.) : Mommy, I've got to go to the potty.
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