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streaky

[stree-kee] /ˈstri ki/
adjective, streakier, streakiest.
1.
occurring in streaks or a streak.
2.
marked with or characterized by streaks.
3.
varying or uneven in quality.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; streak + -y1
Related forms
streakily, adverb
streakiness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for streaky

streaky

/ˈstriːkɪ/
adjective streakier, streakiest
1.
marked with streaks
2.
occurring in streaks
3.
(of bacon) having alternate layers of meat and fat
4.
of varying or uneven quality
Derived Forms
streakily, adverb
streakiness, noun
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