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nifty

[ nif-tee ]

adjective

, nif·ti·er, nif·ti·est.
  1. attractively stylish or smart:

    a nifty new dress for Easter.

  2. very good; fine; excellent:

    a nifty idea.

  3. substantial; sizable:

    We sold the car for a nifty profit.



noun

, plural nif·ties.
  1. something nifty, as a clever remark or joke.

nifty

/ ˈnɪftɪ /

adjective

  1. pleasing, apt, or stylish
  2. quick, agile

    he's nifty on his feet



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Derived Forms

  • ˈniftiness, noun
  • ˈniftily, adverb
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Other Words From

  • nifti·ly adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of nifty1

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65; of obscure origin
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Word History and Origins

Origin of nifty1

C19: of uncertain origin
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Example Sentences

These are nifty tools to have, especially for SMBs where one person, or a small team, may be responsible for multiple marketing channels.

International travelers won’t have to learn to speak in new tongues or constantly consult translation guides with this nifty little gift.

All had plenty of nifty features, as well as a few pleasant surprises.

It’s a nifty method for discovering planets, but it’s slow, as only one star can be observed at a time.

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Three-point shooting evolved from a nifty bonus feature to the most important quality of great offense.

Howell executed a nifty up and under in the post and suddenly it was 14-2.

Those of us who think vaccines are pretty nifty have tried time and time again to explain to anti-vaxxers why they are mistaken.

He used his strength to overwhelm defenders but he also had nifty footwork, soft hands, and was a beautiful passer.

Not exactly a Bugaboo, sure, but it does have a nifty one-hand folding feature and weighs only 11 pounds.

The Palestinian Authority just scored itself a nifty victory at the United Nations.

Out in the blue harbour the nifty little brig "Nancy" lay, all sails spread ready to embark to Savannah, Ga.

They had taken off his hat and he sat with his arms folded fiercely across the back of "Andy" Roberts's nifty evening coat.

Gad, that rose in your hair—trust a girl to know what's nifty!

I suppose a mountain climber would have called it a nifty job.

And I hear that the Queen of Marmora has ordered a million new nifty fifty-shot bean-shooters for the boy scouts!

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