\ 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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Other Words from streaky

streakiness noun

Examples of streaky in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The streaky shooter had 12 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists Tuesday and has looked ready for the big stage during his first pro season. Lucas Aulbach, The Courier-Journal, "Bam Adebayo, Jamal Murray and other former UK stars turn NBA playoffs into must-see TV," 17 Sep. 2020 Roope Hintz is a streaky scorer for the Stars — sometimes an unstoppable force on the rush with a lightning-quick release that stuns goaltenders, other times a blonde-haired riddle prone to long goal droughts. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, "How Roope Hintz’s scoring could be the linchpin to Stars’ sustained offensive success," 23 Aug. 2020 Debbie’s twin sister Dana (also Virginia Williams, now with streaky neon nail polish) is Sterling’s biological mother. Ariana Romero,, "All Of Your Teenage Bounty Hunters Finale Questions, Answered," 14 Aug. 2020 The team has been streaky, with winless series against the Yankees and Marlins and winning weekends against the Red Sox, Tampa Bay Rays and defending champion Washington Nationals. Jon Meoli,, "Orioles reset: The Orioles don’t have to pretend they’re competitive anymore. They actually are.," 10 Aug. 2020 Some either dry up fast while others leave streaky residue. Amanda Tarlton, USA TODAY, "15 top-rated school supplies under $15," 7 Aug. 2020 The ball flying off his bat at this stage in the season is a good sign for Núñez, who has been quite streaky in both good and bad ways and hoped the offseason work would change that. Jon Meoli,, "In another year of learning, Orioles slugger Renato Núñez hoping to steady his streaky production," 5 Aug. 2020 Stedman is capable of being a streaky shooter but prefers scoring in the paint and midrange. Dana Scott, The Arizona Republic, "Elite Girls 50: Counting down best Arizona high school girls basketball players in 2020-21," 2 Aug. 2020 The 2017 World Championship MVP has been the most consistent piece for the streaky Huntsmen in 2020. Sean Collins, Dallas News, "Inaugural Call of Duty season closing in on finish line: Which teams are hot, and which players will determine final seeding?," 9 July 2020

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First Known Use of streaky

1722, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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27 Sep 2020

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“Streaky.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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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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