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1       adj   A patchy substance or colour exists in some places but not in others, or is thick in some places and thin in others.  
Thick patchy fog and irresponsible driving were to blame..., ...the brown, patchy grass.     
2       adj   If something is patchy, it is not completely reliable or satisfactory because it is not always good.  
The evidence is patchy...     
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patch, path, pacy, peachy

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