adjective, patch·i·er, patch·i·est.
Related formspatch·i·ly, adverbpatch·i·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for patchy
The population distribution of these marvelous creatures is patchy too.
We know British intelligence at the time on WMD was "patchy and sporadic."
In color he was superior, though somewhat violent at times, and in brush-work he was often labored and patchy.A Text-Book of the History of Painting|John C. Van Dyke
These clouds extend in long horizontal streaks, thinning away at their base, and in parts becoming wavy or patchy.The Reason Why|Anonymous
He played where the wickets were all patchy, and you had to watch the ball right on to the bat.Danger! and Other Stories|Arthur Conan Doyle
Patchy had lately been reading the story of Joseph and his brethren.The Riverpark Rebellion|Homer Greene
A patchy perspiration breaks out about the body and quarters, and the tail is outstretched and quivering.Diseases of the Horse's Foot|Harry Caulton Reeks