- inclined to dodge.
- evasively tricky: a dodgy manner of dealing with people.
- Chiefly British. risky; hazardous; chancy.
Origin of dodgy
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Examples from the Web for dodgy
For many workers, their time in Singapore involves an intricate web of deals, kickbacks, dodgy contracts, exploitation and abuse.Singapore’s Exploited Immigrant Workers
November 8, 2013
The very premise makes for a dodgy commercial undertaking, thus kudos to Anderson for venturing on it.T.E. Lawrence Rides Again in Scott Anderson’s New History
August 7, 2013
China has been a leading source of dodgy carbon offsets used by the EU carbon trading scheme.What Are We Going to Do About Carbon?
June 25, 2013
But unlike Gingrich, who was loaded for bear, Romney was still defensive, disingenuous, and dodgy.Paul Begala: Newt Rampages, Romney Folds in South Carolina Debate
January 20, 2012
He displayed “an attitude of complacency,” with one likening him to “a dodgy geezer.”Britain’s Dodgy Coppers
July 31, 2011
There was Scarfe, light and dodgy, ready for a run or a neat drop-kick from half-back.A Dog with a Bad Name
Talbot Baines Reed
- risky, difficult, or dangerous
- uncertain or unreliable; tricky
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Word Origin and History for dodgy
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