Examples of patchy in a Sentence
The lawn is kind of patchy this year.
Patchy fog made driving difficult.
His knowledge of the language is patchy.
She has only a patchy understanding of his condition.
Recent Examples of patchy from the Web
After all, May’s voting record on the LGBTQ rights is patchy.
Given Ferrara’s patchy track record, financial backers may be a bit wary of risking capital on an Abel Ferrara-Donald Trump feature-length fugue that exists only in my imagination.
The study in question, carried out by paleontologist Phil Bell and colleagues, surveyed patchy skin impressions from not only Tyrannosaurus itself, but its close relatives Tarbosaurus, Daspletosaurus, Albertosaurus, and Gorgosaurus.
The team is also interested in seeing whether this process could benefit people with skin conditions like vitiligo, an autoimmune disease where parts of the skin stop producing melanin, causing a patchy appearance.
Canada's drinking culture is as patchy as its liquor laws, which vary by province.
The sound was patchy early but improved markedly as the day progressed.
Sunday should begin with patchy drizzle before 11 a.m., then mostly sunny with a high near 66 and a low Sunday night of 45.
Temperatures will be in the low 60s with areas of patchy fog possible.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'patchy'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of patchy
PATCHY Defined for English Language Learners
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
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up patchy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).