Pronunciation: (pach'ē), [key]
—adj., patch•i•er, patch•i•est.
1. characterized by or made up of patches.
2. occurring in, forming, or like patches.
3. of inconsistent or irregular quality, texture, etc.; not uniform: patchy acting; patchy areas of fog.
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