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splotch

[sploch] /splɒtʃ/
noun
1.
a large, irregular spot; blot; stain; blotch.
verb (used with object)
2.
to mark or cover with splotches.
verb (used without object)
3.
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.
4.
to cause or be liable to cause stains, blots, or spots:
Be careful of that paint—it splotches.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for splotch

splotch

/splɒtʃ/
noun, verb
1.
the usual US word for splodge
Derived Forms
splotchy, adjective
Word Origin
C17: perhaps a blend of spot + blotch
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Word Origin and History for splotch
n.

c.1600, perhaps a blend of spot, blot, and/or botch. Related: Splotchy; splotchiness.

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