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patchy

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adjective \ˈpa-chē\

Simple Definition of patchy

  • : having some parts that are good and some that are bad

  • : existing or seen in some areas but not others

  • : not thorough or complete enough to be useful

Full Definition of patchy

patch·i·erpatch·i·est

  1. 1 :  marked by, consisting of, or diversified with patches

  2. 2 :  irregular in appearance, makeup, or quality

patch·i·ly play \ˈpa-chə-lē\ adverb
patch·i·ness play \ˈpa-chē-nəs\ noun

Examples of patchy

  1. The lawn is kind of patchy this year.

  2. Patchy fog made driving difficult.

  3. His knowledge of the language is patchy.

  4. She has only a patchy understanding of his condition.



1798

First Known Use of patchy

1798



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