Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Lacking consistency, as in quality; uneven.
  • adjective Having or marked with spots; spotted.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A New Zealand fish, a wrasse, Pseudolabrus bothryocosmus. Also called poddly and kelp-fish.
  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Full of spots; marked with spots.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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spot +‎ -y

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