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patchy

adjective \ˈpa-chē\

: 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

patch·i·erpatch·i·est

Full Definition of PATCHY

1
:  marked by, consisting of, or diversified with patches
2
:  irregular in appearance, makeup, or quality
patch·i·ly \ˈpa-chə-lē\ adverb
patch·i·ness \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.

First Known Use of PATCHY

1798

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