dodgy

adjective \ ˈdä-jē \

Definition of dodgy

1 chiefly British : evasive, tricky
2 chiefly British
a : not sound, good, or reliable
3 chiefly British : requiring skill or care in handling or coping with

dodginess

play \-nəs\ noun

Examples of dodgy in a Sentence

  1. The car's got a dodgy engine.

  2. They got into a dodgy situation.

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First Known Use of dodgy

1861

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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DODGY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of dodgy for English Language Learners

  • : false or dishonest

  • : causing a lack of trust or confidence

  • : in bad condition


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