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
Higher pressure begins building Wednesday evening and patchy fog could develop for the Thursday morning commute.
Rain and patchy fog is likely Thursday morning, and more rain is likely overnight.
Forecasters predicted rain in the morning that could continue into the night, and also develop into a midday thunderstorm, with patchy fog and temperatures in the 40s, according to the National Weather Service.
Temperatures drop into the mid-30s to about 40 for lows, with a few areas of patchy fog forming in colder areas.
Cloudy skies and patchy fog are also forecast for much of the region.
Her post-Kala musical output has been patchy, but there’s been enough brilliance that fans might lament how scandal has outdrawn the songs in terms of conversation (2010’s Maya and 2013’s Matangi: way underrated).
Most local manufacturers, burdened with patchy power and costly credit, cannot produce clothes cheaply enough for domestic consumers.
Rain is also forecast in the Boston area for Tuesday night, with patchy fog after midnight and the low temperature around 38.
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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
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