- full of unresolved points or questions: an iffy situation.
- doubtful; questionable: An early decision on this is iffy.
Origin of iffy
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1. doubtful, unsettled, uncertain, speculative.
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Examples from the Web for iffy
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- informal uncertain or subject to contingencythis scheme sounds a bit iffy
C20: from if + -y 1
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Word Origin and History for iffy
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