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nifty

[ nif-tee ]
/ 藞n瑟f ti /
Informal.
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adjective, nif路ti路er, nif路ti路est.
attractively stylish or smart: a nifty new dress for Easter.
very good; fine; excellent: a nifty idea.
substantial; sizable: We sold the car for a nifty profit.
noun, plural nif路ties.
something nifty, as a clever remark or joke.
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Origin of nifty

An Americanism dating back to 1860鈥65; of obscure origin

OTHER WORDS FROM nifty

nif路ti路ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for nifty

nifty
/ (藞n瑟ft瑟) /

adjective -tier or -tiest informal
pleasing, apt, or stylish
quick, agilehe's nifty on his feet

Derived forms of nifty

niftily, adverbniftiness, noun

Word Origin for nifty

C19: of uncertain origin
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