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English definition of “spotty”

spotty

adjective uk   /ˈspɒt.i/ us    /ˈspɑː.t̬i/

spotty adjective (SKIN)

UK describes a person with spots on their skin: I knew him when he was just a spotty youth.

spotty adjective (NOT ALWAYS GOOD)

US (UK patchy) bad in some parts: She has a fairly spotty work record. Sales have picked up a little but they're still spotty.
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