\ ˈstrē-kē How to pronounce streaky (audio) \
streakier; streakiest

Definition of streaky

1 : marked with streaks streaky bacon
2 : apprehensive nervous and streaky
3 : apt to vary (as in effectiveness) : unreliable

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streakiness noun

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That is one thing this streaky team has been able to count on—that things will turn around. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Padres head to L.A. after sweep by Giants," 3 July 2019 Ross, long so streaky as to be unreliable, came into his own as a reserve scorer for the Magic last season. Rob Mahoney,, "NBA Free Agency 2019: Top 50 Players Available," 24 June 2019 Can play and defend three positions but is a streaky shooter. Dan Loumena,, "NBA draft 2019 recap: Pick-by-pick analysis starting with Zion Williamson," 21 June 2019 Above the clipped vignette are just blocks of streaky gray and cool blue. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, "In the galleries: Dickson Carroll puts fun and folly in form and function," 21 June 2019 Combine them so that the whites and yolks are fully mixed (to avoid streaky eggs). Audrey Bruno, SELF, "6 Tips to Make Perfect Scrambled Eggs," 3 May 2019 Sneed is streaky but can hit an open jumper, and if his overall consistency ticks upward, his productive, low-usage game should take him places. Jeremy Woo,, "2019 NBA Draft Big Board: Top 60 Prospects," 27 June 2018 The streaky combo-guard has averaged 14.1 points and 3.2 rebounds across four NBA seasons. Neal J. Leitereg,, "Cavs guard Jordan Clarkson splashes out $3.2 million for Woodland Hills home," 5 June 2018 Though a streaky scorer, DiVincenzo shoots it well enough to provide spacing and can provide a legitimate boost when his jumper is falling. Jeremy Woo,, "2018 NBA Draft: Final Top 100 Prospect Rankings," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of streaky

1722, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of streaky

: having or showing streaks
chiefly US : good or successful at some times and bad or unsuccessful at others : not reliably or consistently good

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