adjective, nif·ti·er, nif·ti·est.
noun, plural nif·ties.
Origin of nifty
Examples from the Web for nifty
Howell executed a nifty up and under in the post and suddenly it was 14-2.Native American Basketball Team in Wyoming Have Hoop Dreams Of Their Own|Robert Silverman|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.How Different Is Raising the Royal Baby From a Typical American Child?|Kevin Fallon, Lizzie Crocker|July 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Palestinian Authority just scored itself a nifty victory at the United Nations.Surprisingly Conciliatory Words from Mahmoud Abbas|David Frum|December 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
When bits of sweetmeat lodged in the teeth, the sucket fork doubled as a nifty toothpick.The Strange Way We Eat: Bee Wilson’s ‘Consider the Fork’|Bee Wilson|October 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
They had taken off his hat and he sat with his arms folded fiercely across the back of "Andy" Roberts's nifty evening coat.The Witness|Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
So it was some nifty little parade that I finally lines up to lead down Fifth Avenue.Torchy and Vee|Sewell Ford
And him bein' all dolled up in his nifty navy uniform made it seem just that much funnier.The House of Torchy|Sewell Ford
"Nifty old bird, the Big Un," said Mr. Flint, squinting his eyes.Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man|Marie Conway Oemler
"That's a nifty outdoor suit you've on," he said, admiringly.The Call of the Canyon|Zane Grey
adjective -tier or -tiest informal
Word Origin for nifty
"smart, stylish," 1868, of unknown origin, perhaps theatrical slang, first attested in a poem by Bret Harte, who said it was a shortened, altered form of magnificat. Related: Niftily; niftiness.