\ 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 spiffy (audio) \ adverb
spiffiness \ ˈspi-​fē-​nəs How to pronounce spiffy (audio) \ noun

Examples of spiffy in a Sentence

She looked very spiffy in her new dress.
Recent Examples on the Web Mind you, the design is pretty spiffy, so sticking with it is hardly a bad thing. David Phelan, Forbes, 22 May 2021 Then, the superheroes fly down from the sky in spiffy new costumes, because apparently Jupiter is also a tailor. Martha Sorren, refinery29.com, 9 May 2021 Recently, deBessonet directed a spiffy new version of Disney’s Hercules there. Jackson Mchenry, Vulture, 12 May 2021 Whenever one of their spiffy trailers rolls into a campground, other trailer owners often knock on the door and bashfully ask to peek inside, said sales consultant George Vignyvich. Isabel Koyama, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6 May 2021 Both teams made an error but turned in some spectacular plays, including Slater’s leap at the fence in center for a drive by Cooper in the second and a spiffy play by second baseman Tommy La Stella in the fourth. Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle, 24 Apr. 2021 Teen's tiny bow ties help shelter dogs look spiffy and find a forever home. Cathy Free, Star Tribune, 9 Apr. 2021 Are the LinkedIn profiles of your top people up-to-date, spiffy and professional? Randy Shattuck, Forbes, 4 Mar. 2021 The new 3500 Snow Goose is a 3½-inch inertia gun that comes ready for the field in a coat of distressed white Cerakote, extended chokes, a magazine extension, and a spiffy paracord sling. Phil Bourjaily, Field & Stream, 22 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of spiffy

1853, in the meaning defined above

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30 May 2021

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“Spiffy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spiffy. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of spiffy

chiefly US, informal : neat, stylish, and attractive

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