potty

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noun

pot·​ty ˈpä-tē How to pronounce potty (audio)
plural potties
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a
: a small chair that has an open seat with a receptacle underneath and that is used for toilet training
b
: a small child's pot for urination or defecation
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potty

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adjective

pottier; pottiest
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British : trivial, insignificant
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chiefly British : slightly eccentric
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Examples of potty in a Sentence

Noun the little girl announced loudly that she needed to go to the potty Adjective I think he's gone a little potty. All this noise is driving me potty! She's just potty about this new dance class.
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
There is a parking lot, a potty and a trail to the beach. Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times, 5 June 2024 Chance underwent a seven-hour surgery May 1 to repair his pelvis and, remarkably, was able to stand and walk for very short potty breaks, the rescue said. Brooke Baitinger, Idaho Statesman, 20 May 2024 But for Arctic bumblebees, potty breaks outside their regular burrow cavities may help keep their living space relatively clean and orderly. Joshua Rapp Learn, Discover Magazine, 29 Apr. 2024 If your child is scared to potty train, talk to them about why. Kate Sequeira, Los Angeles Times, 29 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for potty 

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Word History

Etymology

Adjective

probably from pot entry 1

First Known Use

Noun

1937, in the meaning defined at sense 1b

Adjective

circa 1860, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of potty was circa 1860

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Cite this Entry

“Potty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/potty. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

potty

noun
pot·​ty
ˈpät-ē
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