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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Before long Betty will be serving up hot potties.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"crazy, silly," 1916, slang, of unknown origin, perhaps connected to potter (v.). Earlier slang senses were "easy to manage" (1899) and "feeble, petty" (1860).


1942, child's word for "chamber pot," from pot (n.1). Potty-training is attested from 1958. Potty-mouth "one who uses obscene language" is student slang from 1968.


Etymology 1 n. 1 A chamber pot used by young children while learning control of their bladder and bowels. 2 (context childish English) A toilet bowl. Can be used as essentially a synonym of toilet or bathroom in some phrases, e.g. :w:potty parity, porta-potty, potty humor. vb. (context intransitive childish English) Variant of go potty. Etymology 2

  1. 1 (context informal English) insane. 2 (context dated English) (rfdef: English)

  1. n. a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination [syn: toilet, can, commode, crapper, pot, stool, throne]

  2. a receptacle for urination or defecation in the bedroom [syn: chamberpot, thunder mug]

  3. [also: pottiest, pottier]

  1. adj. (British informal) trivial; "potty little details"

  2. very drunk [syn: besotted, blind drunk, blotto, crocked, cockeyed, fuddled, loaded, pie-eyed, pissed, pixilated, plastered, slopped, sloshed, smashed, soaked, soused, sozzled, squiffy, stiff, tiddly, tiddley, tight, tipsy, wet]

  3. stupid and confused; used especially of persons; "blathering like the addlepated nincompoop that you are"; "a confused puddingheaded, muddleheaded fellow"- Isaac Sterne [syn: addlebrained, addlepated, puddingheaded, muddleheaded]

  4. [also: pottiest, pottier]


Usage examples of "potty".

I spotted an off-ramp that boasted the international symbols for food and potty chairs.

Sussex dialect often sending Emma potty, provoking her into having her own back by taking him off or belabouring him with rolled-up magazines.

I sat with him all one night, you know, and he nearly drove me potty with it.

Malfoy loved that, seeing old Potty having to walk out of the Great Hall with mashed-potato hair.

It is pat to make other potties suffer, when there is nothing to pe cot py it.

She went absolutely potty on some new kind of religion and joined an extraordinary sect somewhere or other where they go about in loin-cloths and have agapemones of nuts and grape-fruit.

Lenz had, freakishly enough, ended up her human pinballing with her bare and unspeakably huge backside wedged tight in the open window of the potty, so forcefully ensconced into the recesstacle that she was unable to extricate, and the bus continued on its northward sojourn the rest of the way up 24 with Mrs.

Maude had to ring for the house girl if she wanted the potty or anything.

Until a few years ago, the most extensive attempt to communicate with chimpanzees went something like this: A newborn chimp was taken into a household with a newborn baby, and both would be raised together-twin cribs, twin bassinets, twin high chairs, twin potties, twin diaper pails, twin baby powder cans.

It is pat to make other potties suffer, when there is nothing to pe cot py it.

Not very interesting at the moment, I imagine--feeding and potties and babies being sick and trying to remember how to get to the Dispensary or the Path Lab.

Here she was, within weeks of havin' the baby, and she was all alone, tormented by the contractions, poking her finger all the time, visiting the potty every ten minutes, and reduced to carrot and celery sticks whenever her stomach rumbled.

On the way out they passed a lesser acolyte carrying a small potty with a pattern of bunny rabbits around it.

Thereafter she spent a good part of several days teaching the girl to keep her skirts down and to eat with her fingers instead of burying her face in the food and to go potty by herself without whining.

They also had decided that since they weren't going to be let out to go potty, it was time to do it indoors.