iffy

adjective if·fy \ ˈi-fē \
Updated on: 12 Dec 2017

Definition of iffy

1 : having many uncertain or unknown qualities or conditions
  • an iffy proposition
2 : of inconsistent or unreliable quality

iffiness

noun

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Origin and Etymology of iffy


IFFY Defined for English Language Learners

iffy

adjective

Definition of iffy for English Language Learners

  • : having many uncertain or unknown qualities or conditions : not certain

  • : not certain to be good



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