Call it a myth, but betrayal-by-media has a long and checkered history going back at least to the post-World War I German army.
Meanwhile Libya, with its checkered tribal history, might have a problem with armed young men in the streets.
There she was, thrown to the pavement by a Republican in a checkered shirt.
For all her psychic swagger, DuBois has a checkered history.
On a “warm up session,” he can be seen donning a checkered shirt and baseball hat atop his bushy ponytail.
Nor should it be forgotten that the life of Plato was checkered by Slavery.
The lower portion of the body is silvery white, checkered with black.
The most anxious drive I ever had in a checkered automobiling experience was in the evening of September 30.
In all his checkered life, that had left its deepest stamp on him in Italy.
Her government has been stable longest and her political history the least checkered of any Spanish-American country.
mid-13c., "game of chess (or checkers);" c.1300, "a chessboard, board with 64 squares for playing chess or similar games; a set of chessmen" a shortening of Old French eschequier "chessboard; a game of chess," from Medieval Latin scaccarium (see check (n.)).
Meaning "pattern of squares" is late 14c. Meaning "a man or marker in the game of checkers" is from 1864. British prefers chequer. From late 14c. as "a checked design." The word had earlier senses of "table covered with checked cloth for counting" (late 12c. in Anglo-Latin), a sense also in Old French (see checker (n.2)).
"table covered with a checked cloth," specialized sense of checker (n.1), late 14c. (in Anglo-Latin from c.1300); especially a table for counting money or keeping accounts (revenue reckoned with counters); later extended to "the fiscal department of the English Crown; the Exchequer (mid-14c.; in Anglo-Latin from late 12c.).