adjective spot·ty \ˈspä-tē\

: not always good : good in some parts or at some times but not others

: marked with spots


Full Definition of SPOTTY

:  marked with spots :  spotted
:  lacking uniformity especially in quality <the performance was spotty>; also :  irregularly or sparsely distributed <spotty attendance> <spotty data>
spot·ti·ly \ˈspä-tə-lē\ adverb
spot·ti·ness \ˈspä-tē-nəs\ noun

Examples of SPOTTY

  1. Her work has been spotty.
  2. The service at that restaurant is a little spotty.
  3. students with spotty attendance records

First Known Use of SPOTTY

14th century

Rhymes with SPOTTY


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