blotter

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English

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Etymology

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blot +‎ -er

Pronunciation

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Noun

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blotter (plural blotters)

  1. A piece of blotting paper in a pad as a piece of desk furniture.
    Synonym: desk pad
  2. (law enforcement) A daily register of arrests and other events in a police station.
    Synonym: police blotter
  3. A register of the related events made in the form of the list of times and brief descriptions.
    All transactions were entered in the cash blotter and agent's subsidiary ledger.
    He maintains the political blotter blog.
    • 2003, Karen Hood-Caddy, The Wisdom of Water[1]:
      "The blotter was so full of his scribbling, it was getting harder and harder to find places to write in."
  4. (slang) A portion of blotter acid.
    • 2012, Alex Wyndham Baker, Cursive:
      Glass bottles of liquid LSD; moist blocks of Manali charras and Malana cream; sachets of smack; a hundred caps of MDMA and a phial of Australian DMT; ampoules of medical morphine and a dense pad of four thousand Californian blotters.

Derived terms

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Translations

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Anagrams

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Cebuano

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Etymology

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Unadapted borrowing from English blotter.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈblateɾ/, [ˈbl̪a.t̪eɾ̪]

Noun

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blotter

  1. blotting paper
  2. (law enforcement) police blotter

Usage notes

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According to the prescribed standard Cebuano orthography created by Bisaya magazine, since adapted by Department of Education Region VII and the Komisyon Probinsyal sa Sinugbuanong Dila (Provincial Commission on the Cebuano Language), unadapted borrowings (direktang paghulam) in Cebuano should be written in italics. In practice, this prescription is not always followed.

Danish

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Pronunciation

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Etymology 1

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From blotte (to expose) +‎ er.

Noun

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blotter c (singular definite blotteren, plural indefinite blottere)

  1. flasher, exhibitionist (a person exposing his or her genitalia in public)
Declension
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Etymology 2

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See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb

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blotter

  1. present of blotte

Tagalog

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Etymology

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Unadapted borrowing from English blotter. Used due to Tagalog-English code-switching (Taglish).

Pronunciation

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Noun

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blotter (Baybayin spelling ᜊ᜔ᜎᜆᜒᜇ᜔)

  1. Alternative spelling of blater

Further reading

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  • blotter”, in Pambansang Diksiyonaryo | Diksiyonaryo.ph, Manila, 2018