splotch

splotch

[sploch]
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; origin uncertain

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splotch (splɒtʃ)
 
n, —vb
the usual US word for splodge
 
[C17: perhaps a blend of spot + blotch]
 
'splotchy
 
adj

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splotch
c.1600, perhaps a blend of spot, blot, and botch.
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