Origin of dappledMiddle English, probably from Old Norse depill, spot, splash, diminutive of dapi, pool.
(comparative more dappled, superlative most dappled)
- Simple past tense and past participle of dapple.
Variant of dapple
marked or variegated with spots; mottled
Origin of dappleMiddle English in compound dappel-grai, dapple-gray ; from Old Norse depill, a spot, dot, splash of water ; from dapi, a pool
- a spotted condition
- an animal whose skin is spotted