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dodg·y

 (dŏj′ē)
adj. dodg·i·er, dodg·i·est Chiefly British
1. Evasive; shifty.
2. Unsound, unstable, and unreliable.
3. So risky as to require very deft handling.

dodgy

(ˈdɒdʒɪ)
adj, dodgier or dodgiest
1. risky, difficult, or dangerous
2. uncertain or unreliable; tricky

dodg•y

(ˈdɒdʒ i)

adj. dodg•i•er, dodg•i•est. Chiefly Brit.
1. evasive or tricky.
2. risky; hazardous; chancy.
[1860–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dodgy - of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk; "an extremely dicey future on a brave new world of liquid nitrogen, tar, and smog"- New Yorker
dangerous, unsafe - involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm; "a dangerous criminal"; "a dangerous bridge"; "unemployment reached dangerous proportions"
2.dodgy - marked by skill in deception; "cunning men often pass for wise"; "deep political machinations"; "a foxy scheme"; "a slick evasive answer"; "sly as a fox"; "tricky Dick"; "a wily old attorney"
artful - marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft; "the artful dodger"; "an artful choice of metaphors"

dodgy

adjective
1. (Brit., Austral., & N.Z) nasty, offensive, unpleasant, revolting, distasteful, repellent, unsavoury, obnoxious, repulsive, objectionable, repugnant He was a bit of a dodgy character.
2. (Brit., Austral., & N.Z) risky, difficult, tricky, dangerous, delicate, uncertain, problematic(al), unreliable, dicky (Brit. informal), dicey (informal, chiefly Brit.), ticklish, chancy (informal) Predicting voting trends is a dodgy business.
3. second rate, poor, inferior, mediocre, shoddy, low-grade, low-quality, substandard, for the birds (informal), pants (slang), end-of-the-pier (Brit. informal), rubbishy, piss-poor (slang), bush-league (Austral. & N.Z. informal), half-pie (N.Z. informal) cheap hotels and dodgy food
Translations
خَطِر، فيه مُجازَفَهغَيْر آمِن، غَيْر موثوق
obtížnýriskantní
risikabelsværusikker
rizikós
áhættusamur; vafasamurvafasamur

dodgy

[ˈdɒdʒɪ] ADJ (Brit) (dodgier (compar) (dodgiest (superl)))
1. (= dishonest) [person] → de poco fiar, poco fiable; [business, deal, district] → oscuro, chungo (Sp) ; [practice] → dudoso
there's something dodgy about himhay algo en él que me da mala espina
the whole business seemed a bit dodgytodo el asunto parecía un poco oscuro
2. (= unreliable, uncertain) [plan] → arriesgado; [weather] → inestable
the clutch is a bit dodgyel embrague no anda muy bien, el embrague está un poco chungo (Sp)
he's in a dodgy situation financiallysu situación económica es un poco peliaguda
the sausages looked dodgylas salchichas tenían una pinta sospechosa
to have a dodgy backtener la espalda fastidiada, estar fastidiado de la espalda
to have a dodgy heartestar fastidiado del corazón

dodgy

[ˈdɒdʒi] adj
(= uncertain) → douteux/euse
(= shady) [character] → louche; [deal] → louche
(= unsafe) → peu sûr(e)

dodgy

adj (Brit inf)
(= dubious, uncertain) personzweifelhaft, zwielichtig; deal, business, practiceszwielichtig; area, loanzweifelhaft; planunsicher; situationvertrackt (inf), → verzwickt (inf); weatherunbeständig; there’s something dodgy about himer ist nicht ganz koscher (inf); there’s something dodgy about this businessdie Sache ist nicht ganz astrein (inf); it’s a dodgy business (= uncertain)es ist eine unsichere Sache; he’s on dodgy grounder befindet sich auf unsicherem Boden
(= weak) back, heartschwach; (= damaged) tyre, car/boat etc partdefekt; he has a dodgy stomach from eating oysterser hat Austern gegessen und sich damit den Magen verdorben
(= near-the-knuckle) remarkanstößig

dodgy

[ˈdɒdʒɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (fam) (plan) → azzardato/a, rischioso/a; (deal) → sospetto/a, poco chiaro/a; (person) → losco/a
we're in a dodgy situation → navighiamo in cattive acque

dodge

(dodʒ) verb
to avoid (something) by a sudden and/or clever movement. She dodged the blow; He dodged round the corner out of sight; Politicians are very good at dodging difficult questions.
noun
1. an act of dodging.
2. a trick. You'll never catch him – he knows every dodge there is.
ˈdodgy adjective
1. difficult or risky. Catching the 5.15 train after the meeting will be rather dodgy.
2. (of a person, organization etc) not trustworthy or safe, financially or otherwise. I think the whole business sounds a bit dodgy.
References in classic literature ?
This so inflated them that they did various dodgy things to get staying up still longer, such as demanding bandages; but Wendy, though glorying in having them all home again safe and sound, was scandalised by the lateness of the hour, and cried, "To bed, to bed," in a voice that had to be obeyed.
Plugs, switches, chargers, cables and batteries all failed checks, with some branded with dodgy safety markings.
The motorised boards were found to have dodgy charging adaptors and unsafe batteries.
The Dodgy Dave clan have been found out; the false promises they made before the election were pure fantasy.
DOZENS of top musicians, including members of Lindisfarne and Britpop icons Dodgy, are lining up for a month of live music in the North East.
And who will decide, and on what basis, who are the dodgy landlords on which you will clamp down?
Mr Miliband intervened on Wednesday in the escalating row over alleged tax avoidance activities linked to HSBC's Swiss subsidiary by naming Lord Fink - under the cloak of parliamentary privilege - as one of the UK citizens listed as having an account at the bank's Geneva branch and accusing Mr Cameron of being "a dodgy Prime Minister surrounded by dodgy donors".
Mr Miliband intervened yesterday in the escalating row over alleged tax avoidance activities linked to HSBC's Swiss subsidiary by naming Lord Fink - under the cloak of parliamentary privilege - as one of the UK citizens listed as having an account at the bank's Geneva branch and accusing Mr Cameron of being "a dodgy Prime Minister surrounded by dodgy donors".
During Prime Minister's questions in the Commons, Mr Miliband went on: "You can't get away from it, you are a dodgy Prime Minister surrounded by dodgy donors.
The Labour leader said: "The Prime Minister cannot get away from it - he is a dodgy Prime Minister surrounded by dodgy donors.
At first it looks like an extreme reaction to a dodgy stew as the rest of the group have fallen ill - but when lab reports reveal there was poison in the pot, Humphrey is left wondering why the victim was the only one to end up in the mortuary.
EIGHT bottles of dodgy booze have been seized - from a Post Office.