checkered

[ chek-erd ]
/ ˈtʃɛk ərd /

adjective

marked by numerous and various shifts or changes; variegated: a checkered career.
marked by dubious episodes; suspect in character or quality: a checkered past.
marked with squares: a checkered fabric.
diversified in color; alternately light and shadowed: the checkered shade beneath trees.

QUIZZES

FOR LEXICAL ALIMENTATION, TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Nourish your vocabulary with a refresher on the words from the week of September 14–20, 2020!
Question 1 of 7
What does “blatherskite” mean?

Origin of checkered

1350–1400; Middle English. See checker1, -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM checkered

un·check·ered, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for checkered