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
Examples of patchy in a sentence
The lawn is kind of patchy this year.
Patchy fog made driving difficult.
His knowledge of the language is patchy.
She has only a patchy understanding of his condition.
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