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checkered

adjective check·ered \ˈche-kərd\

: having a pattern made up of squares of different colors

: including good parts and bad parts

: including many problems or failures

Full Definition of CHECKERED

:  marked by alternation or contrast of fortune <the best album of his checkered career — Mark Coleman>; especially :  marked by many problems or failures <trying to prevent discovery of his checkered past>
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Examples of CHECKERED

  1. He has had a checkered career with many ups and downs.

First Known Use of CHECKERED

1656
CHECKERED Defined for Kids

checkered

adjective check·ered \ˈche-kərd\

Definition of CHECKERED for Kids

:  having a pattern made up of squares of different colors

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