Examples of chancy in a Sentence
Building your own home is a chancy business.
Opening a new restaurant can be chancy.
Recent Examples of chancy from the Web
Steve Jobs was making what was at the time an extraordinarily chancy wager.
George Washington's chancy nighttime retreat from Brooklyn to Manhattan was a kind of Colonial-era Dunkirk.
Over a driving funk vamp, he and Ronald Bruner work as a percussive unit; each note has heft and precision, but a chancy momentum too.
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First Known Use of chancy
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Definition of chancy for English Language Learners
: possibly having a bad result : involving chance or risk
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