patchy

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adjective \ˈpa-chē\

Definition of patchy

patchier

;

patchiest

  1. 1 :  marked by, consisting of, or diversified with patches

  2. 2 :  irregular in appearance, makeup, or quality

patchily

play \ˈpa-chə-lē\ adverb

patchiness

play \ˈpa-chē-nəs\ noun

Examples of patchy in a Sentence

  1. The lawn is kind of patchy this year.

  2. Patchy fog made driving difficult.

  3. His knowledge of the language is patchy.

  4. She has only a patchy understanding of his condition.

1583

First Known Use of patchy

1583


PATCHY Defined for English Language Learners

patchy

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adjective \ˈpa-chē\

Definition of patchy for English Language Learners

  • : having some parts that are good and some that are bad

  • : existing or seen in some areas but not others

  • : not thorough or complete enough to be useful


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