adjective, patch·i·er, patch·i·est.
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OTHER WORDS FROM patchypatch·i·ly, adverbpatch·i·ness, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for patchy
Some patchy drizzle is possible, which seems likely to be of the freezing variety if so, given the low temperatures.D.C.-area forecast: Raw today. Iciness threat grows Saturday into early Sunday.|A. Camden Walker|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
We may continue to see this patchy precipitation through midmorning or so before it subsides.D.C.-area forecast: Snow and wintry mix taper off this morning, while ice concerns mount for Saturday|David Streit|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
The group facing the monument seemed to duck and scurry in unison before bending down to the patchy grass, collecting piles of snow and hurling balls back in the other direction.After 2 to 4 inches of snow, an icy night ahead in D.C. area. Snow showers possible Monday.|Jason Samenow, Dan Stillman, Andrew Freedman|February 1, 2021|Washington Post
Indonesia, which had one of the fastest growing airline industries in the world prior to Covid, has a patchy safety record when it comes to air accidents.What to know about the missing Boeing 737 plane that disappeared over the Java Sea|Claire Zillman, reporter|January 10, 2021|Fortune
Express forecastForecast in detailAfter patchy slick spots this morning from refreeze ice, then from snow showers later, it’s a chilly — but not one of our extreme — Christmases.Updated D.C.-area forecast: Very cold through Saturday with bitter wind chills|A. Camden Walker, Jason Samenow|December 25, 2020|Washington Post
The food and table service for the humans certainly did seem patchy.
(The World Bank's statistics on Venezuela are surprisingly patchy, so this limits the number of variables I could look at).
Though details are still patchy, the timeline was fairly straightforward.U.S. Marines Accused of Injuring Brazilian Stripper|Mac Margolis|May 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The population distribution of these marvelous creatures is patchy too.
We know British intelligence at the time on WMD was "patchy and sporadic."
The works, as wholes, are not altogether satisfactory in the matter of form, and appear somewhat patchy.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician|Frederick Niecks
He ran in the direction he thought the would-be assassin must have taken, but the fog was patchy and he misjudged.The Daffodil Mystery|Edgar Wallace
The field was a vast place, partly stubbly grass, partly worn and patchy, like a parade-ground.Letters from America|Rupert Brooke
The Dutch samplers might, as a rule, be described as patchy.Samplers and Tapestry Embroideries|Marcus Bourne Huish
During the following summer we collected seed of the same grasses to sow early in spring in any patchy or bare places.Wood and Garden|Gertrude Jekyll