\ ˈspi-fē How to pronounce spiffy (audio) \
spiffier; spiffiest

Definition of spiffy

: fine looking : smart a spiffy sports jacket

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Other Words from spiffy

spiffily \ ˈspi-​fə-​lē How to pronounce spiffily (audio) \ adverb
spiffiness \ ˈspi-​fē-​nəs How to pronounce spiffiness (audio) \ noun

Examples of spiffy in a Sentence

She looked very spiffy in her new dress.
Recent Examples on the Web The Apple Card is in the news now not for its spiffy new features but because famed programmer David Heinemeier Hansson complained that his wife, Jamie, was given a tiny line of credit on her Apple Card. Owen Thomas, SFChronicle.com, "The Apple Card is just a credit card (and not a particularly special one)," 13 Nov. 2019 Inside the spiffy, modern sportsbook, one of the Connecticut guys saw the new bettor from the parking lot and asked him about his bets. BostonGlobe.com, "A new game in town," 10 Nov. 2019 Stanley went with it and evolved a spiffy-looking sports car. Quanta Magazine, "Computers Evolve a New Path Toward Human Intelligence," 6 Nov. 2019 There’s a spiffy new building (next door to the longtime location off I-10); there’s a fresh menu that marries the restaurant’s classic dishes with some new seafood ideas; and there’s an energetic focus for taking an iconic Goode brand forward. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "New Goode Co. Seafood opens on Katy Freeway," 5 Nov. 2019 Forty-six years after attending the opening of Columbia City Cinemas, Tom Brzezinski remembers it well — though not for the spiffy lobby or gum-free seats. Mike Klingaman, baltimoresun.com, "At Columbia’s first movie theaters, famous musicians were known to catch an afternoon flick," 29 Oct. 2019 Of course, Nokia and its two main rivals have invested heavily in spiffy new 5G network technology, developing radically new and innovative network architecture that replaces hardware with software. Gwynn Guilford, Quartz, "Nokia is having one of the worst days in its history, thanks to 5G," 24 Oct. 2019 Then there was a spiffy video that showed some pretty standard augmented reality ideas, with a bit of tech jargon thrown in. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "Oculus Connect 6: Significant Oculus Quest upgrades could render the Rift obsolete," 25 Sep. 2019 The musician attended the GQ Men of The Year Awards in London and wore a spiffy black suit with a lacy see-through button-down shirt. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Sam Smith Wore Gucci Heels on the Red Carpet," 4 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of spiffy

1853, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of spiffy

chiefly US, informal : neat, stylish, and attractive

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