"checkered" in the verb sense
1. check, checker, chequer
mark into squares or draw squares on draw crossed lines on
2. checker, chequer
variegate with different colors, shades, or patterns
"checkered" in the adjective sense
1. checked, checkered, chequered
patterned with alternating squares of color
marked by changeable fortune
"a checkered business career"
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