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checkered

[ chek-erd ]
/ ˈtʃɛk ərd /
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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.
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Origin of checkered

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

OTHER WORDS FROM checkered

un·check·ered, adjective
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