is the standard BrE spelling for the word in its literal meaning ‘having a pattern of alternately coloured squares’ and in its figurative meaning ‘uneven, of varied fortune’, as in a chequered career.

Modern English usage. 2014.

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  • chequered — [[t]tʃe̱kə(r)d[/t]] (in AM, use checkered) 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If a person or organization has had a chequered career or history, they have had a varied past with both good and bad periods. He had a chequered political career spanning nearly …   English dictionary

  • chequered — UK [ˈtʃekə(r)d] / US [ˈtʃekərd] adjective 1) if someone has had a chequered past or a chequered career, they have experienced both successes and failures Her chequered musical career is indeed the stuff of storybooks. 2) a chequered pattern or… …   English dictionary

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  • chequered — [ˈtʃekəd] adj a chequered pattern consists of squares …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • chequered — /ˈtʃɛkəd/ (say chekuhd) adjective 1. marked by wide or frequent alteration; diversified: a chequered career. 2. marked in squares. 3. diversified in colour. Also, US, checkered …  

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  • chequered skipper — noun A rare British butterfly (Carterocephalus palaemon) having dark brown wings with light gold markings resembling those on a chessboard • • • Main Entry: ↑chequer …   Useful english dictionary

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