patchery

noun (1)
patch·​ery | \ -ch(ə)rē\
plural -es

Definition of patchery

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the act of patching : clumsy or hasty repairing or making : patchwork a thin sample of poetic patchery— A. C. Swinburne

patchery

noun (2)
plural -es

Definition of patchery (Entry 2 of 2)

obsolete

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History and Etymology for patchery

Noun (1)

patch entry 2 + -ery

Noun (2)

patch entry 3 + -ery

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