checkered

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adjective check·ered \ˈche-kərd\

Definition of checkered

  1. :  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>

Examples of checkered in a sentence

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

1656

First Known Use of checkered

1656



CHECKERED Defined for English Language Learners

checkered

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adjective check·ered \ˈche-kərd\

Definition of checkered for English Language Learners

  • : having a pattern made up of squares of different colors

  • : including good parts and bad parts

  • : including many problems or failures


CHECKERED Defined for Kids

checkered

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adjective check·ered \ˈche-kərd\

Definition of checkered for Students

  1. :  having a pattern made up of squares of different colors



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