splotch definition by Webster's New World
a spot, splash, or stain, esp. one that is irregular
Origin: probably blend of spot plush blotch
transitive verb, intransitive verb
to mark or soil, or be marked or soiled, with a splotch or splotches
splotch definition by American Heritage Dictionary
An irregularly shaped spot, stain, or colored or discolored area: “spectacular splotches of color and beauty in the blossoms” (Wendy Lyon Moonan).transitive verb splotched, splotch·ing, splotch·es
To mark with splotches or a splotch.
Origin: Perhaps blend of spot, blot1 and botch.
- splotchˈi·ness noun
- splotchˈy adjective