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spiffy

[ spif-ee ]
/ 藞sp瑟f i /
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adjective, spiff路i路er, spiff路i路est.Informal.
spruce; smart; fine.
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Also spif路fing [spif-ing]; /藞sp瑟f 瑟艐/; especially British, spivvy, spivving.

Origin of spiffy

1855鈥60; dial. spiff well-dressed (origin uncertain) + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM spiffy

spiff路i路ly, adverbspiff路i路ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for spiffy

spiffy
/ (藞sp瑟f瑟) /

adjective -fier or -fiest
US and Canadian slang smart; stylish

Derived forms of spiffy

spiffily, adverbspiffiness, noun

Word Origin for spiffy

C19: from dialect spiff
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