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[stree-kee] /ˈstri ki/
adjective, streakier, streakiest.
occurring in streaks or a streak.
marked with or characterized by streaks.
varying or uneven in quality.
Origin of streaky
First recorded in 1660-70; streak + -y1
Related forms
streakily, adverb
streakiness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • His face above his beard was grey and streaky and his breath came rapidly as though he had been running.

    Fortitude Hugh Walpole
  • streaky yellow in the whites of the eyes, and pouchy under 'em?

    The Dop Doctor Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  • Female: brownish and streaky like a big Sparrow, with sharp-pointed tail-feathers; two dark-brown stripes on the crown.

    Citizen Bird Mabel Osgood Wright and Elliott Coues
  • The windows got streaky and the inside of the store looked dingy and cold.

  • Now, I like this—(indicating a vague and streaky little picture)—don't you?

  • It makes them greasy and streaky, partly brown and partly white.

    Living on a Little Caroline French Benton
  • At Nagano-mura, a pottery produced ware with a streaky glaze, but not painted.

    Chats on Oriental China J. F. Blacker
  • It told you how in Home Drivel—and she's as black as ink too, and the blouse is all streaky.

British Dictionary definitions for streaky


adjective streakier, streakiest
marked with streaks
occurring in streaks
(of bacon) having alternate layers of meat and fat
of varying or uneven quality
Derived Forms
streakily, adverb
streakiness, noun
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