Definition of checkered
- the best album of his checkered career
- —Mark Coleman
- trying to prevent discovery of his checkered past
He has had a checkered career with many ups and downs.
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: having a pattern made up of squares of different colors
: including good parts and bad parts
: including many problems or failures
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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