Definition of pooty in English:

pooty

noun

English Regional, Northamptonshire
  • The banded or grove snail, Cepaea nemoralis; (also pooty shell) the shell of this.

adjective

Regional
informal, nursery
  • Pretty.

adverb

Regional
informal, nursery
  • Pretty.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Clare (1793–1864), poet, farm labourer, and naturalist. Origin uncertain; perhaps from pooty (although this is first attested slightly later)<br>early 19th century; earliest use found in Jane Welsh Carlyle (1801–1866), letter writer. Representing a colloquial, regional, or nonstandard pronunciation of pretty<br>early 19th century; earliest use found in John Neal (1793–1876), author and women's rights activist. From pooty.

Pronunciation

pooty

/ˈpʊti//ˈpuːti/