Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Lacking consistency; uneven.
  • adj. Having or marked with spots; spotted.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having spots; spotted.
  • adj. Of inconsistent quality
  • n. A slang name for a common New Zealand fish

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Full of spots; marked with spots.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Full of spots; marked with spots; spotted.
  • Occurring in spots or irregularly: as, hops are said to run spotty when the crops are unequal.
  • Patchy; lacking harmony of parts; without unity.
  • n. A New Zealand fish, a wrasse, Pseudolabrus bothryocosmus. Also called poddly and kelp-fish.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having spots or patches (small areas of contrasting color or texture)
  • adj. lacking consistency

Etymologies

spot +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

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