[ if-ee ]
/ ˈɪf i /

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.

Nearby words

ifalp, ifc, ife, iff, iffen, iffy, ifn, ifni, ifp, ifr, ifs

Origin of iffy

First recorded in 1915–20; if + -y1

Related forms

if·fi·ness, noun
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/ (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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