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

Definition of spiffy

: fine looking : smart a spiffy sports jacket

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 So here’s what to know before choosing a spiffy new look for your home. Jon Gorey, BostonGlobe.com, 17 July 2022 The beaded, burgundy flapper dress that Maeve wears, for instance, was made in the studio’s workshop, as was Caleb’s spiffy suit. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 18 July 2022 Once Season 2 kicks off and incriminating evidence also begins turning up in Oliver and Charles’ spiffy apartments, things aren’t really looking good for them either. San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 June 2022 In addition to the accessories, shoes, and small selection of ready-to-wear in supply (all organized appealingly by color), there is also a station to design a custom version of a spiffy new unisex silhouette, called GR3ENE in honor of the space. Rachel Tashjian, Harper's BAZAAR, 24 June 2022 Now the Braves are 37-27, four games behind the Mets and look spiffy in every aspect of the game. Terence Moore, Forbes, 16 June 2022 An aging cat sleeps on the sofa at the entrance of the office, which is on the third floor of a spiffy new building next to a cinema and above a coffee shop. New York Times, 16 June 2022 Make sure Dad leaves the house looking spiffy this summer with a new Italian silk jacquard tie from Canali. Helena Madden, ELLE Decor, 26 May 2022 What follows is a lot of Supernatural-esque baddie-fighting, spiffy superpowers, and flashy outfits, but the delightful cast rescues this otherwise irreverent show from alienating its audience. Lauren Puckett-pope, ELLE, 8 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of spiffy

1853, in the meaning defined above

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“Spiffy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spiffy. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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