- A word used to show approval or happiness in regards to something.
1: That shirt is really spiffy. 2: I just won ten million dollars! Spiffy.
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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… … Etymology dictionary
spiffy — [adj] stylish a la mode*, beautiful, chic, chichi*, classy, dandy, dapper, dashing, dressed to kill*, fashionable, high class*, in fashion, in vogue, jazzy*, mod*, now*, ritzy, sharp, showy, sleek, slick*, smart, snappy*, snazzy*, stunning,… … New thesaurus
spiffy — [spif′ē] adj. spiffier, spiffiest [< 19th c. spiff, well dressed person < ?] Slang spruce, smart, or dapper spiffiness n … English World dictionary
spiffy — f spifi] mod. excellent. □ This is a real spiffy place you’ve got here, Sam. □ Come have a look at my spiffy new car. □ Doesn’t look so spiffy to me … Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions
spiffy — UK [ˈspɪfɪ] / US adjective Word forms spiffy : adjective spiffy comparative spiffier superlative spiffiest informal very attractive, modern, or fashionable … English dictionary
spiffy — adjective (spiffier; est) Date: 1853 fine looking ; smart < a spiffy sports jacket > • spiffily adverb • spiffiness noun … New Collegiate Dictionary
Spiffy — noun A spring wire collar stay, worn by men. The only neat thing about him was his collar. It was held down by a Spiffy wire stay … Wiktionary
spiffy — adjective /ˈspɪfi/ Dapper; fine or neat, especially in style of clothing or other appearance. The charming twins came last week, and you should see their clothes. ‘Spiffy’ is the word. Syn: spiffing, spivvy See Also … Wiktionary
spiffy — spif|fy [ˈspıfi] adj old fashioned informal especially AmE [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: spiff smart, well dressed (1800 1900)] very neat, attractive, and fashionable ▪ a spiffy blue suit … Dictionary of contemporary English
spiffy — adj Dressed up. What a spiffy pair of shoes you have on, Roland. 1850s … Historical dictionary of American slang