a. A hard rough lump growing on the skin, caused by infection with certain viruses and occurring typically on the hands or feet.
b. A similar growth or protuberance, as on a plant.
2. A genital wart.
a. One that resembles or is likened to a wart, especially in unattractiveness or smallness.
b. An imperfection; a flaw.
warts and all Slang
All defects and imperfections notwithstanding: They love each other, warts and all.
[Middle English, from Old English wearte.]
warted, warty adj.
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