dodgy

[doj-ee]

adjective, dodg·i·er, dodg·i·est.

inclined to dodge.
evasively tricky: a dodgy manner of dealing with people.
Chiefly British. risky; hazardous; chancy.

Nearby words

  1. dodger,
  2. dodgers,
  3. dodgery,
  4. dodgson,
  5. dodgson, charles lutwidge,
  6. dodo,
  7. dodo split,
  8. dodoma,
  9. dodona,
  10. doe

Origin of dodgy

First recorded in 1860–65; dodge + -y1

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British Dictionary definitions for dodgy

dodgy

adjective dodgier or dodgiest British, Australian and NZ informal

risky, difficult, or dangerous
uncertain or unreliable; tricky
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Word Origin and History for dodgy

dodgy

adj.

1861, from dodge + -y (2). Related: Dodginess.

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