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[pach-ee] /ˈpætʃ i/

adjective, patchier, patchiest.
characterized by or made up of .
occurring in, forming, or like .
of inconsistent or irregular quality, texture, etc.; not uniform:
patchy acting; patchy areas of fog.
adjective patchier, patchiest
irregular in quality, occurrence, intensity, etc: a patchy essay
having or forming patches

1798, from patch (n.1) + -y (2).


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