blotch
I. transitive verb Date: 1604 to mark or mar with blotches II. noun Etymology: perhaps blend of 1blot and 3botch Date: 1619 1. imperfection, blemish 2. a spot or mark (as of color or ink) especially when large or irregular • blotchily adverbblotchy adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Blotch — Blotch, n. [Cf. OE. blacche in blacchepot blacking pot, akin to black, as bleach is akin to bleak. See {Black}, a., or cf. {Blot} a spot.] 1. A blot or spot, as of color or of ink; especially a large or irregular spot. Also Fig.; as, a moral… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blotch — index deface, defacement, onus (stigma), stain Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • blotch — [blɔtʃ US bla:tʃ] n [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: Perhaps from blot + botch swelling (14 19 centuries) (from Old North French boche, from Old French boce; BOSS1)] a pink or red mark on the skin, or a coloured mark on something >blotchy adj… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • blotch — [ blatʃ ] noun count a colored mark on something, especially a red mark on your skin …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • blotch — (n.) c.1600, perhaps a blend of blot and botch or patch …   Etymology dictionary

  • blotch — [n] smudge acne, blemish, blot, breakout, eruption, mark, mottling, patch, splash, spot, stain, stigma; concept 580 Ant. blank, clarity, cleanness …   New thesaurus

  • blotch — ► NOUN ▪ a large irregular patch or unsightly mark. ► VERB ▪ cover or mark with blotches. DERIVATIVES blotchy adjective. ORIGIN alteration of obsolete plotch …   English terms dictionary

  • blotch — [bläch] n. [? extension of BLOT1] 1. a discolored patch or blemish on the skin 2. any large blot or stain vt. to cover or mark with blotches …   English World dictionary

  • blotch — [[t]blɒtʃ[/t]] n. 1) a large, irregular spot or blot; stain 2) a discolored spot on the skin; blemish 3) ppa any of several plant diseases caused by fungi and characterized by cankers and lesions 4) to mark with blotches • Etymology: 1595–1605… …   From formal English to slang

  • blotch — Commonly used term to denote a pigmented or erythematous lesion. * * * blotch bläch n a discolored patch on the skin <the face and neck were covered with large reddish blotches> blotch vt blotchy ē …   Medical dictionary

  • blotch — UK [blɒtʃ] / US [blɑtʃ] noun [countable] Word forms blotch : singular blotch plural blotches a coloured mark on something, especially a red mark on your skin …   English dictionary

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