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POTTY (pottier, pottiest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does potty mean? 

POTTY (noun)
  The noun POTTY has 2 senses:

1. a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
2. a receptacle for urination or defecation in the bedroom

  Familiarity information: POTTY used as a noun is rare.


POTTY (adjective)
  The adjective POTTY has 3 senses:

1. (British informal) trivial
2. very drunk
3. stupid and confused; used especially of persons

  Familiarity information: POTTY used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


POTTY (noun)


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Meaning:

A plumbing fixture for defecation and urination

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

commode; crapper; potty; toilet; throne; pot; stool; can

Hypernyms ("potty" is a kind of...):

plumbing fixture (a fixture for the distribution and use of water in a building)

Meronyms (parts of "potty"):

toilet bowl (the bowl of a toilet that can be flushed with water)

toilet seat (the hinged seat on a toilet)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "potty"):

flushless toilet (a toilet that relies on bacteria to break down waste matter (instead of using water))

flush toilet; lavatory (a toilet that is cleaned of waste by the flow of water through it)

potty chair; potty seat (toilet consisting of a small seat used by young children)

Holonyms ("potty" is a part of...):

bath; bathroom (a room (as in a residence) containing a bathtub or shower and usually a washbasin and toilet)

bathroom; can; john; lav; lavatory; privy; toilet (a room or building equipped with one or more toilets)


Sense 2potty [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A receptacle for urination or defecation in the bedroom

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

chamberpot; thunder mug; potty

Hypernyms ("potty" is a kind of...):

receptacle (a container that is used to put or keep things in)


POTTY (adjective)


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Meaning:

(British informal) trivial

Context example:

potty little details

Similar:

unimportant (not important)

Domain region:

Britain; GB; Great Britain; U.K.; UK; United Kingdom; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland)

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)


Sense 2potty [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Very drunk

Synonyms:

sloshed; smashed; tiddley; sozzled; squiffy; tiddly; tipsy; slopped; blotto; crocked; fuddled; blind drunk; pie-eyed; besotted; potty; pixilated; soused; soaked; pissed; cockeyed; plastered; loaded; wet; stiff; tight

Similar:

drunk; inebriated; intoxicated (stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol))

Domain usage:

argot; cant; jargon; lingo; patois; slang; vernacular (a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves))


Sense 3potty [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Stupid and confused; used especially of persons

Synonyms:

puddingheaded; muddleheaded; addlepated; addlebrained; potty

Context examples:

blathering like the addlepated nincompoop that you are / a confused puddingheaded, muddleheaded fellow

Similar:

confused (mentally confused; unable to think with clarity or act intelligently)


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