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Definition of patchy adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    patchy

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈpætʃi//
     
     
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  1. 1existing or happening in some places and not others synonym uneven patchy fog The grass was dry and patchy.
  2. 2not complete; good in some parts, but not in others a patchy knowledge of Spanish It was a patchy performance.
NAmE//ˈpætʃəli//
 
adverb a species of flower that occurs patchily on this island
NAmE//ˈpætʃinəs//
 
noun [uncountable]
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