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potty1

[pot-ee] /ˈpɒt i/
adjective, pottier, pottiest.
1.
Chiefly British Informal. slightly insane; eccentric.
2.
British. paltry; trifling; petty.
Origin of potty1
1855-1860
1855-60; pot1 + -y1

potty2

[pot-ee] /ˈpɒt i/
noun, plural potties.
1.
a seat of reduced size fitting over a toilet seat, for use by a small child.
2.
a small metal pot fitting under a potty-chair.
3.
Baby Talk. a toilet.
Origin
1840-50; pot1 + -y2
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potty1

/ˈpɒtɪ/
adjective (Brit, informal) -tier, -tiest
1.
foolish or slightly crazy
2.
trivial or insignificant
3.
foll by about or on. very keen (about)
Derived Forms
pottiness, noun
Word Origin
C19: perhaps from pot1

potty2

/ˈpɒtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
a child's word for chamber pot
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Word Origin and History for potty
adj.

"crazy, silly," 1916, slang, of unknown origin, perhaps connected to potter (v.). Earlier slang senses were "easy to manage" (1899) and "feeble, petty" (1860).

n.

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

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Slang definitions & phrases for potty

potty

adjective

Slightly crazy; eccentric; dotty, goofy (1920+)

modifier

: time out for a potty break

noun

  1. A young child's toilet seat and chamber pot (1940s+)
  2. : failure to perform potty at the proper hour
  3. Any toilet (1940s+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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