Definition of streaky in English:

streaky

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Pronunciation: /ˈstriːki
 
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adjective (streakier, streakiest)

1Having streaks of different colours or textures: streaky blond hair
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  • After the season, the 21-year-old with the streaky blond hairdo kept the entertainment coming.
  • The attacker is described as white, with an Irish accent, streaky hair, which is possibly grey, and face stubble.
  • My brother Norton stumbled out, his hand slipping from that of a pretty girl with long, streaky blonde hair.
Synonyms
2 informal , chiefly North American Variable in quality; not predictable or reliable: King has always been a famously streaky hitter
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  • I would call myself a streaky putter and I didn't putt well last year, apart from on two or three occasions.
  • Both Townsend and Logan are streaky kickers, while Hodge's attempts to replicate his Reivers form in a Scotland shirt have been worryingly fitful.
  • ‘I was very streaky in the semis, but fortunately I had an early lead on Carol, which took some of the pressure off,’ said Dorin-Ballard.
3British informal Lucky: Wise’s rather streaky opening goal for Chelsea
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  • I am very streaky, though; when I do get on a roll I hole just about everything from close range.
  • Although the Australian then failed to connect cleanly, his streaky shot still managed to sneak in at the near post.
  • Jonty's job was to keep the players on their toes; keep urging them to strive for perfection; to watch the next ball; to catch the next catch; to run-out the next streaky run-stealer.

Derivatives

streakily

adverb
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  • With stooped shoulders and arms strategically placed to conceal unwisely revealed untoned tummies, the streakily applied fake tan denotes that the future is clearly both bright and orange.
  • The interior has a beach house feel, with fresh floral or checked cotton fabrics and streakily limewashed wooden furniture.
  • Jayantha was also strong square of the wicket, though occasionally streakily, with one edge flying to the right of Kallis at slip.

streakiness

noun
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  • We had some streakiness, but we never panicked.
  • The streakiness of the offense proved maddening.
  • The streakiness of opposing pitchers is a factor.

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