Definition of shifty
- a shifty boxer
- shifty eyes
shifty politicians making deals to channel federal funds into their districts
shifty practices such as turning back the odometers on used cars
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: having an appearance or way of behaving that seems dishonest
: difficult to catch : able to move and change directions quickly
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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