adjective, chanc·i·er, chanc·i·est.
- chandelier earring,
Origin of chancy
Examples from the Web for chancy
Next comes anywhere in the barrel forward of the short ribs--a chancy proceeding, and one leading to long chases.The Leopard Woman|Stewart Edward White
The struggle for life was difficult and chancy in the islands in those days.Following the Equator, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The one bit of chancy luck in a sequence of direful catastrophes had brought him here to this very spot.The Life of the Party|Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
The river once crossed, they had only before them, from k to z, slopes which were practicable to debouch on the plateau of Chancy.History of Julius Caesar Vol. 2 of 2|Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.
Say it's chancy enough for themselves and the beaters, without riskin' a decent-bred setter.
adjective chancier or chanciest
1510s, "lucky, foreboding good fortune," from chance (n.) + -y (2). Meaning "uncertain, subject to risk" is recorded from 1860. The possible sense "full of opportunity" seems to have been used regularly only in cricket (1875).