adjective, spiff·i·er, spiff·i·est. Informal.
Origin of spiffy
Examples from the Web for spiffy
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"Ask the syndicate," said Jones, looking at Spiffy in a significant way.
"Jones, show his lordship the stock-list," said Spiffy, with a swagger.
To describe all Spiffy's exertions in the Bodwinkle cause for some days prior to the ball would be impossible.
Sleep at such a moment is impossible, and I pulled the addresses of Spiffy and Bodwinkle from my pocket.
Spiffy gave me some curious statistics about invitations and the means employed to obtain them.
British Dictionary definitions for spiffy
adjective -fier or -fiest
Word Origin for spiffy
Word Origin and History for spiffy
1853, of uncertain origin, probably related to spiff "well-dressed man." Spiffing "excellent" was very popular in 1870s slang. Uncertain relationship to spiff (n.) "percentage allowed by drapers to their young men when they effect sale of old fashioned or undesirable stock" (1859), or to spiflicate "confound, overcome completely," a cant word from 1749 preserved in American English slang spiflicated "drunk," first recorded 1906 in O.Henry.