Definitions

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  • n. Hypocrisy; trickery.
  • n. That which is thrown or sown together usually clumsily or with different color and textures, like patchwork.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Botchery; covering of defects; bungling; hypocrisy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Bungling work; botchery; gross, bungling hypocrisy.

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Examples

  • Wilson, and Hathaway: a thin sample of poetic patchery cobbled up and stitched together so as to serve its hour for a season without falling to pieces at the first touch.

    A Study of Shakespeare

  • Here is such patchery, such juggling, and such knavery! all the argument is a cuckold and a whore; a good quarrel to draw emulous factions and bleed to death upon.

    Act II. Scene III. Troilus and Cressida

  • Here is such patchery, such juggling and such knavery! all the argument is a cuckold and a whore; a good quarrel to draw emulous factions and bleed to death upon.

    Troilus and Cressida

  • 2318: Know his grosse patchery, loue him, feede him,

    Timon of Athens (1623 First Folio Edition)

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