- sketchy (adj.)
- 1805, "having the form or character of a sketch," from sketch (n.) + -y (2). Colloquial sense of "unsubstantial, imperfect, flimsy" is from 1878, perhaps via the notion of "unfinished." Related: Sketchily; sketchiness.
- 1. He gave us a very sketchy account of his visit.
- 2. We managed to piece together the truth from several sketchy accounts.
- 3. The material he supplied is too sketchy.
- 4. Only sketchy information exists on the stock of natural resources such as fish.
- 5. He only managed to give the police a few sketchy details of the robbery.
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