pot·​ty-mouthed ˈpä-tē-ˌmau̇t͟hd How to pronounce potty-mouthed (audio)
: given to the use of vulgar language
potty mouth noun

Examples of potty-mouthed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The cheeky subject matter has lent itself to a potty-mouthed promotional tour. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, 4 Apr. 2024 But the infamous potty-mouthed superhero, played by Ryan Reynolds, did make a cameo at the Creative Arts Emmys in an acceptance speech. Saba Hamedy, NBC News, 16 Jan. 2024 His Ludvig is orbited by the flamboyantly evil Frederik, the wounded yet powerful Ann Barbara and the charmingly potty-mouthed Anmai Mus. Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, 2 Feb. 2024 Mikkelsen commands quiet attention with his signature stoicism at the center, orbited by the flamboyantly evil Frederik, the wounded yet powerful Ann Barbara, and the charmingly potty-mouthed Anmai Mus. Katie Walsh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Feb. 2024 Once left on his own, Reggie quickly falls in with Bug (Jamie Foxx), a tough, potty-mouthed Boston terrier with a fierce independent streak and strict set of rules that doesn’t include humans. Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, 18 Aug. 2023 This is usually countered by perpetually potty-mouthed Case dropping some nihilistic cliché, her big philosophical moment involving the titular insight. Dennis Harvey, Variety, 22 June 2023 After Reggie’s reluctant owner (Forte) abandons him, Reggie teams up with a potty-mouthed Boston terrier (Jamie Foxx), who introduces Reggie to life on the streets — and an appetite for revenge. Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post, 25 May 2023 Sonny’s many sparring partners include Jordan’s potty-mouthed agent, David Falk (Chris Messina, a scream), and Nike’s good-natured but beaten-down marketing director, Rob Strasser (an effective Jason Bateman). Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times, 5 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1987, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of potty-mouthed was in 1987

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“Potty-mouthed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/potty-mouthed. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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