American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An irregularly shaped spot, stain, or colored or discolored area: "spectacular splotches of color and beauty in the blossoms” ( Wendy Lyon Moonan).
- v. To mark with splotches or a splotch.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A broad, ill-defined spot; a stain; a daub; a smear.
- To soil with splotches; cause to look splotchy.
- n. An irregular-shaped spot or stain.
- v. To mark with splotches.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A spot; a stain; a daub.
- n. an irregularly shaped spot
- v. blotch or spot
- From a variation of splot ("a spot") (compare blotch, from blot). More at splot. (Wiktionary)
- Perhaps blend of spot, blot1 and botch. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Time had not mellowed the raw crudity of this "splotch," which Browning found recorded in no old, square, yellow vellum book, but in the French newspapers of that very August; the final judgment of the court at Caen”
“Cow tipping was never considered cruel or inhumane so I am sure a paint splotch that will wash off by the end of the day would be perfectly acceptable.”
“Valerie, on the other hand, is wearing a strange little white party dress with a weird black splotch on the side.”
“Barone: He took a bus tour through some of the rural and small town counties in one splotch of rural and small town county areas that he carried in 2008.”
“Select your next color to make your paint splotch bigger, and try to cover the entire floor in paint.”
“JEREMY THE INTERN'S WEATHER REPORT - Tonight: The 500-pound gorilla in the room is the massive cyclone that is pretty much a giant splotch right over the center of the United States.”
“And in the interplanetary tale they concoct, the white captain of a spaceship gets attacked by a giant purple splotch and cries out for help to a black crew member – who runs away as his leader is being eaten and, apparently, killed.”
“I was wondering whether old splotch military fatigues would work?”
“In 1876, a Virginia man named William Massie, eager to spare his family from smallpox, sent to his father by mail a tiny, reddish splotch of human tissue, the size of a baby's fingernail.”
“Everything else of interest lies in the exactitude with which Wolfe reproduces not only the myriad details of each cover design, but every last rip in the jacket, ding in the corner, accumulated drip or splotch or stain.”
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