Definition of patchwork
1 : something composed of miscellaneous or incongruous parts : hodgepodge
2 : pieces of cloth of various colors and shapes sewn together to form a covering; also : something resembling such a covering <a patchwork of fields>
Examples of patchwork in a sentence
The valley is a patchwork of family farms.
A patchwork of laws prevent the land from being developed.
a patchwork system of laws
First Known Use of patchwork
PATCHWORK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of patchwork for English Language Learners
: something that is made up of different things
: pieces of cloth of different colors and shapes that are sewn together in a pattern
PATCHWORK Defined for Kids
Definition of patchwork for Students
1 : pieces of cloth of different colors and shapes sewed together
2 : something made up of different parts <The farm is a patchwork of fields.>
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