potty

adjective
pot·ty | \ ˈpä-tē \
pottier; pottiest

Definition of potty 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 British : trivial, insignificant

2 chiefly British : slightly crazy

3 : snobbish

potty

noun
plural potties

Definition of potty (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a small child's pot for urination or defecation also : potty-chair

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Examples of potty in a Sentence

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.

Noun

the little girl announced loudly that she needed to go to the potty
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Braun Strowman’s nonstop antics of flipping cars and spearing port-a-potties has run its course. Justin Barrasso, SI.com, "The Week in Wrestling: AXS TV’s Mark Cuban Hopes for More Live NJPW Specials," 5 July 2018 And once again, there will be a row of porta-potties on the premises. Jaclyn Reiss, BostonGlobe.com, "Trillium’s beer garden is returning to Boston’s Greenway this May," 30 Apr. 2018 Child care is provided for children 3 and older who are potty-trained. Laura Groch, sandiegouniontribune.com, "North County School News, March 29," 29 Mar. 2018 The truth is, all babies do is eat, sleep, potty, REPEAT for weeks. Zoe Weiner, Glamour, "Khloé Kardashian Opens About Breastfeeding and Formula-Feeding," 7 June 2018 Massachusetts Street, the famous part of downtown Lawrence where fans revel in happiness after historic wins, was prepared well in advance for a party, with traffic blocked off and blue and red portable potties standing at the ready. Hunter Woodall And David Frese, kansascity, "In Lawrence, 'next year' is fans' anthem after Jayhawks get pummeled in Final Four | The Kansas City Star," 31 Mar. 2018 Each of the four sides of the port-a-potty were broken at the screws and were pushed to each side. Amy Lavalley, Post-Tribune, "Reward offered after vandalism discovered at wildlife sanctuary," 18 June 2018 The aggressive potty mouth stands in contrast to the blitheness Plaza imbues Lenny with. Nojan Aminosharei, Marie Claire, "Aubrey Plaza Was Never April Ludgate," 13 June 2018 Players used a port-a-potty, and there is an analogy to be made there. Sam Mellinger, kansascity, "Mellinger Minutes: Trump kicks the NFL, Chiefs fans are cocky (?) and Mahomes' endorsements," 5 June 2018

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First Known Use of potty

Adjective

circa 1860, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

circa 1942, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for potty

Adjective

probably from pot entry 1

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Phrases Related to potty

go potty

the potty

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The first known use of potty was circa 1860

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More Definitions for potty

potty

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of potty

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: very interested in or excited about someone or something

potty

noun

English Language Learners Definition of potty (Entry 2 of 2)

: a pot that children use as a toilet until they are big enough to use a toilet

the potty : the toilet or bathroom

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