dicey

[ dahy-see ]
/ ˈdaɪ si /

adjective, dic·i·er, dic·i·est.Informal.

unpredictable; risky; uncertain.

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Origin of dicey

First recorded in 1935–40; dice + -ey1
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British Dictionary definitions for dicey

dicey
/ (ˈdaɪsɪ) /

adjective dicier or diciest informal, mainly British

difficult or dangerous; risky; tricky
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