\ ˈspi-fē \
spiffier; spiffiest

Definition of spiffy 

: fine looking : smart a spiffy sports jacket

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Other words from spiffy

spiffily \ˈspi-fə-lē \ adverb
spiffiness \ˈspi-fē-nəs \ noun

Examples of spiffy in a Sentence

She looked very spiffy in her new dress.

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Now, the chairman and former president and ‘CE-Yo’ of Stonyfield Yogurt has returned to the Londonderry, N.H., company with another spiffy new title: chief organic optimist. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "Oh that not-so-dirty water: It lets a longtime advocate retire," 12 Mar. 2018 Guests ride in a version of Slinky Dog on a spiffy red track through family-friendly twists and turns. Mekado Murphy, New York Times, "Walk Among Giants — Woody Included — at Disney World's New Toy Story Land," 28 June 2018 Robert Perdziola’s set, with its striped beach umbrellas and cabanas, and azure ocean sun-drenched in Chris Maravich’s lighting, is easy on the eyes, as are Perdziola’s spiffy period costumes. John Von Rhein, chicagotribune.com, "Lyric revival of Mozart's romantic comedy 'Cosi Fan Tutte' touches the heart," 18 Feb. 2018 That was long before the lake was bisected by a causeway, in the early years of the 20th century when Lake Lucerne was a pretty spiffy place to have a home. Joy Wallace Dickinson, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Lake Eola swans had mighty fierce forefather," 24 June 2018 The production values of Set It Up (outside of some spiffy-looking New York City location shooting) are unimpressive. David Sims, The Atlantic, "Can Netflix’s Set It Up Help Revive the Romantic Comedy?," 21 June 2018 Kevin Durant dressed accordingly, sporting a spiffy...t-shirt? Tim Hackett, SI.com, "Kevin Durant Wears $190 White Tee on Sports Illustrated Cover," 12 June 2018 With Prince Harry at Markle’s side in a spiffy tuxedo, that picture of elegance was twice as impactful. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Meghan Markle Chooses Stella McCartney for Her Second Wedding Day Look," 19 May 2018 Various tour experiences begin at the Sharp Family Tourism and Education Center, which features a spiffy gift shop. Joy Wallace Dickinson, OrlandoSentinel.com, "At 151, architect still has the Wright stuff," 10 June 2018

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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

: neat, stylish, and attractive

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