Matty vs Motty - What's the difference?

matty | motty |

As an adjective matty

is matted.

As a proper noun motty is

a common nickname of someone with the surname motson.



Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • .
  • or Martha . Spelling variant: Mattie.
  • * 1990 , Gallowglass , Curley Pub(1991), ISBN 0792705629, page 24:
  • Tilly's name is Matilda. It was typical of Mum and Dad that they wouldn't let her be called Tilly when she came to them because that was the unusual'' shortening of Matilda, the unconventional one, and you never did unconventional things, you never did things to draw attention to yourself. So they called her Matty'''. Of course, they hardly ever called her anything, but when they had to, it was ' Matty .



    Alternative forms

    * mottie


    (en adjective)
  • (Scotland) Full of, or consisting of, motes.
  • The motty dust reek raised by the workmen. — H. Miller.
    (Webster 1913)