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iffy

[ if-ee ]
/ ˈɪf i /
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adjective, if·fi·er, if·fi·est.Informal.
full of unresolved points or questions: an iffy situation.
doubtful; questionable: An early decision on this is iffy.
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Origin of iffy

First recorded in 1915–20; if + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM iffy

if·fi·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for iffy

iffy
/ (ˈɪfɪ) /

adjective iffier or iffiest
informal uncertain or subject to contingencythis scheme sounds a bit iffy

Word Origin for iffy

C20: from if + -y 1
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