Definition of checkered past
- The senator has a checkered past.
: marked by alternation or contrast of fortune
: just gone or elapsed
: having existed or taken place in a period before the present : bygone
: beyond the age for or of
: at the farther side of : beyond
: time gone by
: something that happened or was done in the past
: the past tense of a language
: so as to reach and go beyond a point near at hand
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