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

Examples of streaky in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Matt Chapman, the streaky hitter on a hot streak, drove him to second with a lined single. Danny Emerman, The Mercury News, 28 May 2024 The 28-year-old has, at times, been a streaky hitter, but the slump is the worst he’s experienced since becoming a staple in the Orioles’ lineup in 2021. Jacob Calvin Meyer, Baltimore Sun, 15 Apr. 2024 Shut down Sellers Jaylin Sellers is a streaky shooter for UCF who leads them in scoring. Scott Springer, The Enquirer, 26 Jan. 2024 Ingram and Trey Murphy III are both 6-foot-8, and streaky shooters who use their length well to shoot over defenders. Dana Scott, The Arizona Republic, 18 Jan. 2024 See all Example Sentences for streaky 

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Word History

First Known Use

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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Cite this Entry

“Streaky.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/streaky. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

streaky

adjective
streakier; streakiest
1
: having or showing streaks
2
: likely to vary : changeable
a streaky hitter in baseball
streakiness noun
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