dicey

[dahy-see]

Origin of dicey

First recorded in 1935–40; dice + -ey1
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dicey

adjective dicier or diciest informal, mainly British
  1. difficult or dangerous; risky; tricky
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Word Origin and History for dicier

dicey

adj.

"risky, uncertain" (as the roll of dice), 1940s, aviators' jargon, from dice (n.) + -y (2). Related: Diciness.

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