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Date: 1300-1400
Origin: Probably from a Scandinavian language

blot

2 noun
     
blot2 [countable]
1 a mark or dirty spot on something, especially made by ink:
2 a building, structure etc that is ugly and spoils the appearance of a place:
The new power station is a blot on the landscape.
3 something that spoils the good opinion that people have of someone or something
blot on
The increase in juvenile crime is a blot on our time.

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