Attaining intoxication at a party without buying any liquor. Achieved by 'bumming' one or two shots from several of your friends.
Man, I thought that party was gonna suck because I had no booze, I got lucky and was able to patchwork the night.
by Briano4 March 29, 2009
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Slipshod, poorly-designed. Most often used to describe organizations.
Our patchwork trash committee has changed the weekly trash day three times in the past two months; those guys need to get their collective act together quickly.
by Diggity Monkeez January 26, 2005
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Your favorite Dj/Producer. Does experimental electronic compositions with a pop edge.
Man Dj Patchwork doesn't ever play out and never promotes his album. How come people know who he is?
by Patchwork March 17, 2004
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n. one of an increasing number of people unable to find full-time employment, so who resort to taking many part-time jobs without benefits.
"Yeah I just got my master's degree but I'll probably still be a patchworker when I'm 30."
by Brian H. February 16, 2004
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Plagiarism scandals involving “authors” stealing from multiple works and patching them together to take credit for a new and complete story.
Shey Stahl plagiarized several Twilight Fanfiction stories including Dusty and used patchwork plagiarism to write 'For the Summer' and probably all of her other books.
by TwiCharmed September 24, 2013
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Piecing together a boyfriend by means of multiple partners. One gives it up on the reg, one actually spends money on you by taking you on dates, and one fills the everyday needs of hanging out or companionship. When combined, you have the perfect man. (In the ideal situation, the individual components don't know about the others). **This term can also be flipped and used to reference a piecemeal girlfriend.
Hey Mary, what did you get into last night? I tried calling you.

John and I just chilled at the house for a while, then Kevin took me on a really nice lunch date. Oh, and I met up with Ben late night for a drink..we totally got it on again!

Well, sounds to me like you hooked yourself up with one hell of a patchwork boyfriend!
by RaggedyA December 14, 2010
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A new family made up from the remnants of divorced families.
Similar to the definition of a patchwork car. This term is used (in English) in German speaking countries.
Those newly-weds make a nice patchwork family. He brought his two daughters into the marriage, and she has a son from her first husband.
by Hal2 February 12, 2009
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