\ˈstrē-kē \
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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Can be streaky, but making 40% of threes on 6.5 attempts per game as a true freshman is impressive. Jeremy Woo,, "2018 NBA Draft: Gary Trent Jr. Scouting Report and Highlights," 15 June 2018 The tint came out a bit streaky and didn't want to adhere to my skin. Sable Yong, Allure, "I Tried Maybelline New York's Tattoo Studio Brow Pen and It's Like Training Wheels for Microblading," 20 June 2018 Robert Covington, the Sixers’ one-time G-Leaguer, was one of best perimeter defenders in the league, despite a streaky season. Sarah Todd,, "What's the future of the Sixers roster? A player-by-player breakdown," 15 May 2018 The Frogs have been a streaky bunch, perhaps a byproduct of youth. Stefan Stevenson, star-telegram, "Postseason berth gives young TCU women more time to grow | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 14 Mar. 2018 Not with four years and $90 million left on the streaky slugger’s contract. Mike Digiovanna,, "Three up, three down: What's trending in MLB," 30 June 2018 Rookie infielders Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar have combined for 25 homers, and the streaky Didi Gregorius has chipped in another 15. Jack Dickey,, "Midseason Report Card: Red Sox, Yankees Continue to Control the AL East," 29 June 2018 Forward Height: 6-9 • Weight: 195 Musa is a confident, streaky shooter with a quick release and extended three-point range. Michael Singer, USA TODAY, "2018 NBA mock draft: Suns take Deandre Ayton at No. 1, Kings settle on star Luka Doncic," 16 May 2018 There were the chunky, streaky highlights; the ombré; and the bleach blonde double process that left me with lavender hair that would later fade to gray and then platinum. Ella Cerón, Teen Vogue, "How to Fix Bad Box Hair Dye," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of streaky

1722, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of streaky was in 1722

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English Language Learners Definition of streaky

: having or showing streaks

: good or successful at some times and bad or unsuccessful at others : not reliably or consistently good

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