adjective nif·ty \ˈnif-tē\

: very good, useful, or attractive


Full Definition of NIFTY

:  very good :  very attractive :  fine <nifty clothes>
nif·ti·ly \ˈnif-tə-lē\ adverb

Examples of NIFTY

  1. a nifty pair of shoes
  2. This nifty little machine can do just about anything.

Origin of NIFTY

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1865

Related to NIFTY

A-OK, A1, awesome, bang-up, banner, beautiful, blue-chip, blue-ribbon, boffo, bonny (also bonnie) [chiefly British], boss [slang], brag, brave, bully, bumper, capital, choice, classic, cool [slang], corking, crackerjack, cracking, dandy, divine, dope [slang], down [slang], dynamite, fab, fabulous, famous, fantabulous [slang], fantastic, fine, first-class, first-rate, first-string, five-star, four-star, frontline, gangbusters (also gangbuster), gilt-edged (or gilt-edge), gone [slang], grand, great, groovy, heavenly, high-class, hot, hype [slang], immense, jim-dandy, keen, lovely, marvelous (or marvellous), mean, neat, excellent, noble, number one (also No. 1), numero uno, out-of-sight [slang], par excellence, peachy, peachy keen, phat [slang], prime, primo [slang], prize, prizewinning, quality, radical [slang], righteous [slang], sensational, slick, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-flight, top-notch, top-of-the-line, topping [chiefly British], top-shelf, unsurpassed, wizard [chiefly British], wonderful
atrocious, awful, execrable, lousy, pathetic, poor, rotten, terrible, vile, wretched

Rhymes with NIFTY


plural nifties

Definition of NIFTY

:  something that is nifty; especially :  a clever or neatly turned phrase or joke

Examples of NIFTY

  1. <though ostensibly a drama, the play is filled with zingy little nifties that lighten the mood>
  2. <that joke was a nifty>

First Known Use of NIFTY

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adjective nif·ty \ˈnif-tē\

Definition of NIFTY for Kids

:  very unusual and attractive <a nifty outfit>


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