spiffy

adjective
\ 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 Britain will begin introducing spiffy new passports — blue, like the good old days — early this year. Karla Adam, Washington Post, "What changes after Brexit Day on Jan. 31?," 28 Jan. 2020 The competition in the compact segment is relentless, however, and the Civic’s interior feels dated compared to spiffy new entries like the Hyundai Elantra and Mazda 3. Henry Payne, chicagotribune.com, "The racy Honda Civic Si just wants to have fun," 3 Dec. 2019 The competition in the compact segment is relentless, however, and the Civic’s interior feels dated compared to spiffy new entries like the Hyundai Elantra and Mazda 3. Henry Payne, chicagotribune.com, "The racy Honda Civic Si just wants to have fun," 3 Dec. 2019 Hadid, meanwhile, went more grungy: the model wore a slick black suit with an Iron Maiden tee, a tasteful necklace (perhaps from his own brand, Martyre?), and spiffy tasseled loafers. Vogue, "Dua Lipa and Anwar Hadid Seal Couple Style With a Kiss at the AMAs," 25 Nov. 2019 The competition in the compact segment is relentless, however, and the Civic’s interior feels dated compared to spiffy new entries like the Hyundai Elantra and Mazda 3. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "The racy Honda Civic Si just wants to have fun (auto review)," 7 Dec. 2019 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

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First Known Use of spiffy

1853, in the meaning defined above

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11 Feb 2020

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“Spiffy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spiffiness. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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More Definitions for spiffy

spiffy

adjective
How to pronounce spiffy (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of spiffy

chiefly US, informal : neat, stylish, and attractive

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