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nif·ty

 (nĭf′tē) Slang
adj. nif·ti·er, nif·ti·est
First-rate; great: a nifty idea.
n. pl. nif·ties
A nifty person or thing, especially a clever joke.

[Origin unknown.]

nif′ti·ly adv.
nif′ti·ness n.

nifty

(ˈnɪftɪ)
adj, -tier or -tiest
1. pleasing, apt, or stylish
2. quick, agile: he's nifty on his feet.
[C19: of uncertain origin]
ˈniftily adv
ˈniftiness n

nif•ty

(ˈnɪf ti)

adj. -ti•er, -ti•est, adj.
1. very good; fine; excellent: a nifty idea.
2. attractively stylish: a nifty new suit.
n.
3. something nifty, esp. a clever remark.
[1860–65]
nif′ti•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.nifty - very goodnifty - very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
good - having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified; "good news from the hospital"; "a good report card"; "when she was good she was very very good"; "a good knife is one good for cutting"; "this stump will make a good picnic table"; "a good check"; "a good joke"; "a good exterior paint"; "a good secretary"; "a good dress for the office"

nifty

adjective
1. (Informal) slick, excellent, sharp, smart, clever, neat, stylish The film features some nifty special effects.
2. agile, quick, swift, skilful, deft Knight displayed all the nifty legwork of a champion bowler.

nifty

adjective
Translations

nifty

[ˈnɪftɪ] ADJ (niftier (compar) (niftiest (superl)))
1. (= excellent) [person] → sensacional, chachi (Sp) ; [place, car] → chulo; [gadget, idea] → ingenioso, chulo
2. (= skilful) → diestro, hábil
3. (= quick) you'd better be nifty about it!¡ya puedes ir ligerito!, ¡más vale que te des prisa!
4. (= elegant, stylish) [outfit] → elegante, chulo

nifty

[ˈnɪfti] adj
(= stylish) [car, jacket, bag] → qui a du chic, qui a de la classe (= pleasant) [place] → chouette
(= clever) [gadget, tool] → astucieux/euse

nifty

adj (+er) (inf) (= smart)flott (inf); gadget, toolschlau (inf); (= quick) personflott (inf), → fix (inf); nifty footwork (fig)flotte Fußarbeit; a nifty piece of workgute Arbeit; he’s pretty nifty with a guner hat ein lockeres Händchen mit dem Schießeisen (inf); you’d better be nifty about it!und ein bisschen dalli (inf); a nifty little carein netter kleiner Flitzer (inf)

nifty

[ˈnɪftɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (fam) (car, jacket) → chic inv; (gadget, tool) → ingegnoso/a
that was a nifty piece of work → è stato un bel lavoretto
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