Definition of sketchy
sketchilyplay \ˈske-chə-lē\ adverb
sketchinessplay \ˈske-chē-nəs\ noun
Examples of sketchy in a Sentence
The details about the accident are still a little sketchy.
I have only a sketchy idea of how it works.
Recent Examples of sketchy from the Web
The nature of the medium—walled off from the web and unplugged from social media—means that podcasts are not innately integral to the spread of sketchy information on the left.
Now, tabloids run sketchy stories all the time, but going after someone's personal relationship is not just terrible, but actually messed up.
Unfortunately, in addition to sketchy claims about the environment, some companies abuse customers with high-pressure sales tactics and substandard products and installations.
Predicting pitching futures is never less than sketchy.
Early reports were sketchy at best; the media filler was as fundamentally revolting as has become customary when crimes like this hit affluent white suburbs.
The newspaper reported Sunday (June 11) that the details were sketchy, but that an autopsy was scheduled for Monday.
The timing of the conversation is a bit sketchy, so many years later.
The alleged incident took place on Dec. 29, through details are sketchy.
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First Known Use of sketchy
SKETCHY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sketchy for English Language Learners
: not complete or clear
: done quickly without many details
: likely to be bad or dangerous
SKETCHY Defined for Kids
Definition of sketchy for Students
1 : roughly outlined
2 : lacking completeness or clearness a sketchy description
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