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squiffy

adjective -fier or -fiest
  1. British informal slightly drunkAlso: squiffed
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Word Origin

C19: of unknown origin
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Examples from the Web for squiffy

Historical Examples

  • If this be so, dear old Squiffy's choice of literature had been rather injudicious.

    Indiscretions of Archie

    P. G. Wodehouse

  • There was a stern, set expression on Squiffy's face as he climbed out of bed.

  • After about ten minutes, the tension of Squiffy's attitude relaxed.

  • I guess I had to be squiffy as I used to be most of the time, not to be bored by them.

    Linda Lee, Incorporated

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • Tell you what, if I hadn't got squiffy at the beginning I'd have gone off me bloomin' chump.

    A Bed of Roses

    W. L. George