- The definition of hit and miss is something that is unpredictable, or that is sometimes good and sometimes bad.
An example of hit and miss is going to a thrift store - you may find great bargains or nothing at all.
hit-and-miss definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- resulting in both successes and failures: said as of a series of attempts
hit-and-miss definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Sometimes succeeding and sometimes not.