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adjective, cliff·i·er, cliff·i·est.
  1. abounding in or formed by cliffs: a cliffy shoreline.
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Origin of cliffy

First recorded in 1530–40; cliff + -y1
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Examples from the Web for cliffy

Historical Examples

  • Nov. 29, they were still near the cliffy, lion-head-shaped island.

    A Voyage to Terra Australis

    Matthew Flinders

  • At half past five we were three miles from a cliffy head which had been taken for an island at the anchorage, and set at N 77 E.

  • This proved to be a cape, composed of three cliffy points, near the northern part of which lay a cluster of black rocks.

  • The Finsteraarhorn sends down a number of cliffy buttresses, separated from each other by wide couloirs filled with ice and snow.

  • From the vast boss which constitutes the lower portion of Monte Rosa cliffy edges run upwards to the summit.