blotted blotted  /b ˈlɑ təd/


  1. (n) a blemish made by dirt
  2. (n) an act that brings discredit to the person who does it
  3. (v) dry (ink) with blotting paper
  4. (v) make a spot or mark onto


Derived Word(s)


  1. The campaign blotted out most references to his feelings about his family during the years when his first marriage was unraveling.
  2. After 1,000 nearly flawless days as prime minister, Lionel Jospin blotted his copybook.
  3. With sweat pouring out of him, he stepped back, blotted his forehead with a handkerchief, and waved farewell as he headed off the crowded makeshift platform.


  • Frager's Hardware Fire 'About as Big as They Get in D.C.'

    Frager's Hardware, the quirky, cluttered Capitol Hill institution that catered to everyone from weekend gardeners to U.S. presidents, was engulfed in flames late Wednesday afternoon, with firefighters waging a four-alarm fire as black, white and brown smoke spewed across the neighborhood and blotted out views of the Capitol from the east.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: CQ Politics


  1. "My reading is they have had no impact," University of Virginia politics professor Larry Sabato said. "This is a big-picture election. The economy, Mr Bush's unpopularity and the war in Iraq have blotted out everything else."
    on Oct 24, 2008 By: Larry Sabato Source: The Age

  2. "Baulderstone Hornibrook has a blotted copybook in relation to major Sydney construction projects, but NSW Labor has judged that significant public funds will go its way," Ms Rhiannon said. "There are compensation claims against the...
    on Nov 28, 2007 By: Lee Rhiannon Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  3. "I remember, the players have often mentioned it as an honour to Shakespeare, that in his writing (whatsoever he penned) he never blotted out line," said Jonson to a friend. "My answer hath been, would he had blotted a thousand. Which they...
    on Oct 1, 2006 By: Ben Jonson Source:

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