a\ nifty
A fifty dollar bill.

I borrowed a nifty from my mom and she upped it five bucks more.Now I owe her fifty-five dollars.


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  • a\ nifty — A fifty dollar bill. I borrowed a nifty from my mom and she upped it five bucks more.Now I owe her fifty five dollars …   Dictionary of american slang

  • nifty — ☆ nifty [nif′tē ] adj. niftier, niftiest [orig. theatrical slang, prob. < MAGNIFICENT] Slang attractive, smart, stylish, enjoyable, etc.: a generalized term of approval n. pl. nifties Slang a nifty person or thing; esp., a clever remark …   English World dictionary

  • nifty — ifty adj. 1. Very good; excellent; an informal term meaning about the same as {groovy}, sense 1. [informal, 1960 s] Syn: bang up, bully, cool, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, not bad(predicate), peachy, slap up, swell,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nifty — niftily, adv. /nif tee/, adj., niftier, niftiest, n., pl. nifties. Informal. adj. 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… …   Universalium

  • nifty — [[t]nɪ̱fti[/t]] niftier, niftiest ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n (approval) If you describe something as nifty, you think it is neat and pleasing or cleverly done. [INFORMAL] Bridgeport was a pretty nifty place... It was a nifty arrangement, a perfect… …   English dictionary

  • nifty — nif•ty [[t]ˈnɪf ti[/t]] adj. ti•er, ti•est, 1) inf very good; fine; excellent: a nifty idea[/ex] 2) inf attractively stylish: a nifty new suit[/ex] 3) inf something nifty, esp. a clever remark • Etymology: 1860–65 nif′ti•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • nifty — adjective, informal 1) nifty camerawork Syn: skillful, deft, agile, capable Ant: clumsy 2) a nifty little gadget Syn: useful, handy …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • nifty — UK [ˈnɪftɪ] / US adjective Word forms nifty : adjective nifty comparative niftier superlative niftiest informal 1) well designed, effective, or easy to use a nifty piece of software 2) quick and skilful …   English dictionary

  • nifty — /ˈnɪfti / (say niftee) Colloquial –adjective (niftier, niftiest) 1. nimble; quick in performance. 2. smart; stylish; fine: a nifty little car. 3. (of a device) clever; ingenious. –noun (plural nifties) 4. Chiefly US something nifty, as a smart or …   Australian English dictionary

  • nifty — I adj OK, alright, suitable. What a nifty gadget Prunella s electric fork is! 1860s II adj Neat, cute. She was wearing this really nifty, low cut dress with a fringe around the hem. 1950s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

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