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Pronunciation: /ˈpɒti/

noun (plural potties)

A bowl used by small children as a toilet.
Example sentences
  • The little potty has a little bowl that slides out so that you can easily dump it in the toilet and flush away your problems.
  • Leave a light on, or plug a night-light in so it's easy for them to get to the toilet during the night, or put a potty in the bedroom (with an old towel underneath it).
  • They were so excited about it, they sent out a three-page press release with the history of the unfortunate drinking vessel, claiming it may once have doubled as a potty.

Words that rhyme with potty

dotty, grotty, hottie, knotty, Lanzarote, Lottie, Pavarotti, Scottie, snotty, spotty, totty, yachtie, zloty
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Pronunciation: /ˈpɒti/

adjective (pottier, pottiest)

informal, chiefly British
1Mad; crazy: he’s driving me potty
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  • He was a bit of a potty professor, but he had some brilliant ideas.
  • At the risk of sounding like a potty lifestyle guru, we need a more holistic approach to teenagers.
  • With such a ludicrous and potty law sailing through the European Parliament, it's more than ironic that such moves have been supported by politicians from the UK.
1.1 [predicative] Extremely enthusiastic about or fond of someone or something: she’s potty about you
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  • He has been potty about planes for as long as his parents can remember and continues to reach new levels in his love of all things flying.
  • She's also a qualified trampoline coach, a former bank manager - and she's potty about country music!
  • She's potty about her work with pets and longs to fill her home with four-legged friends.
2 [attributive] Insignificant or feeble: a potty little place
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  • Why couldn't be have gotten that potty little man we usually had as a substitute?
  • But you've still got to climb a lot of stairs or go into a potty little lift and find your way around.
  • It must have something enormously significant living, but we have reduced it to such a potty little affair


Example sentences
  • The real reason, I think, behind his pottiness was that it helped him cope better with the demands and pressures of high-level sport.
  • The essential pottiness of it all becomes more obvious when you consider what it is you're getting when you get a passport or an ID card, and the extent to which they differ.


Mid 19th century: of unknown origin.

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