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Origin of streaky

First recorded in 1660–70; streak + -y1
Related formsstreak·i·ly, adverbstreak·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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striped, smudgy

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British Dictionary definitions for streaky


adjective streakier or streakiest
  1. marked with streaks
  2. occurring in streaks
  3. (of bacon) having alternate layers of meat and fat
  4. of varying or uneven quality
Derived Formsstreakily, adverbstreakiness, noun
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