In a spiffy gray suit, POTUS pedals like a champion—all for the sake of science.
spiffy first suggested the plan to me, and we found it succeed admirably last year.
"Ask the syndicate," said Jones, looking at spiffy in a significant way.
“What a spiffy little cabin,” exclaimed the stranger as she entered the door and prepared to draw her fur parka off over her head.
spiffy got uncommonly pale, but recovered himself in a second.
spiffy Goldtip sent mamma mine, but declines to come to the front about Amy.
Some are about as spiffy dressers as you'll see anywhere and a few are what I'd call speedy performers.
"Jones, show his lordship the stock-list," said spiffy, with a swagger.
spiffy says they will both fail, because Staggerton has not the means of having them properly brought out.
To describe all spiffy's exertions in the Bodwinkle cause for some days prior to the ball would be impossible.
1853, of uncertain origin, probably related to spiff "well-dressed man." Spiffing "excellent" was very popular in 1870s slang. Uncertain relationship to spiff (n.) "percentage allowed by drapers to their young men when they effect sale of old fashioned or undesirable stock" (1859), or to spiflicate "confound, overcome completely," a cant word from 1749 preserved in American English slang spiflicated "drunk," first recorded 1906 in O.Henry.
Elegant; excellent; snazzy: They wear spiffy red-and-gold scarves/ New Model Buggy for Amish Is Spiffy (1853+)
Well; elegantly: They don't translate so spiffy (1937+)
/spi'fee/ 1. Said of programs having a pretty, clever, or exceptionally well-designed interface. "Have you seen the spiffy X version of empire yet?" This was common mainstream slang during the 1940s.
2. Said sarcastically of a program that is perceived to have little more than a flashy interface going for it. Which meaning should be drawn depends delicately on tone of voice and context.