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splotch

 (splŏch)
n.
An irregularly shaped spot, stain, or colored area.
tr.v. splotched, splotch·ing, splotch·es
To mark with splotches or a splotch.

[Perhaps blend of spot, blot and botch.]

splotch′i·ness n.
splotch′y adj.

splotch

(splɒtʃ)
n, vb
the usual US word for splodge
[C17: perhaps a blend of spot + blotch]
ˈsplotchy adj

splotch

(splɒtʃ)

n.
1. a large, irregular spot; blot; stain; blotch.
v.t.
2. to mark or cover with splotches.
v.i.
3. to be susceptible to stains or blots.
4. to cause or be liable to cause stains, blots, or spots.
[1595–1605; orig. uncertain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.splotch - an irregularly shaped spotsplotch - an irregularly shaped spot    
blot, smirch, smudge, daub, slur, smear, spot - a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek"
Verb1.splotch - blotch or spot
blob, fleck, blot, spot - make a spot or mark onto; "The wine spotted the tablecloth"

splotch

noun
A discolored mark made by smearing:
verb
To mark or soil with spots:
Translations

splotch

[ˈsplɒtʃ] n (= splodge) → tache f
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