Definition of patchy adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpætʃi//
    ; NAmE 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. 2(North American English also spotty) not complete; good in some parts, but not in others a patchy knowledge of Spanish It was a patchy performance. The local provision of facilities is decidedly patchy.
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