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 (spĭf′ē) Informal
adj. spiff·i·er, spiff·i·est
Stylish in appearance or dress.
tr.v. spiff·ied, spiff·y·ing, spiff·ies
To make attractive, stylish, or up-to-date: spiffying up my wardrobe.

[Possibly from dialectal spiff, dandified.]

spiff′i·ly adv.
spiff′i·ness n.


adj, -fier or -fiest
slang US and Canadian smart; stylish
[C19: from dialect spiff]
ˈspiffily adv
ˈspiffiness n


(ˈspɪf i)

adj. spiff•i•er, spiff•i•est. Informal.
smart; fine; spruce: a spiffy new convertible.
[1855–60; dial. spiff well-dressed (orig. uncertain) + -y1]
spiff′i•ly, adv.
spiff′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.spiffy - marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners; "a dapper young man"; "a jaunty red hat"
fashionable, stylish - being or in accordance with current social fashions; "fashionable clothing"; "the fashionable side of town"; "a fashionable cafe"
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2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Zimperium, the leader in enterprise mobile threat protection, is the recipient for the San Andreas Award for Most Disruptive Technology, a part of the 2015 SPIFFY Awards.
A spiffy "smart'' photo frame (which is not included in the smart meter installation) was another example given of how great smart meters are.
The spacious, wellequipped rooms are pretty spiffy too.
MSI GS60 2PE Ghost Pro, with the glamour design, solid black with one large red accent running along the side and spiffy finish which wraps by cool black-hued metallic.
Crafted by designer Gaurav Jai Gupta, the collection showcased an unconventional yet spiffy pairing of formal pants, shirts, handkerchiefs tied around the neck and smart Oxford shoes with quirky laces.
Vincent infirmary Medical Center, that the hospital had recently launched a concierge service, which sounds so spiffy we had to share.
As Hugo-Bader tells the story, the year he was born a group of journalists wrote a vision of Russia's future; they got the spiffy new technology right but not the despair, AIDS, gangsters, or alcoholism, so for his fiftieth birthday he decided to drive from Moscow to Vladvostok to see how things look now.
24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Jibe Mobile, the global communications cloud company, today announced that it has been selected as the winner of the 2013 SPIFFY Ground Breaker Award for Engineering Excellence by the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley.
The updates to this site include a spiffy design, Hangouts mobile chat feature and other tools to enhance the photo library.
But hey, the payoff is pretty nice if you win--recognition by your peers, a prominent feature article in the magazine (print and online) and a spiffy trophy to display for staff, residents and guests.
Now, with the spiffy new Windows Phone OS that's ready to rock everyone's world, the Taiwanese company might have a winner on their hands with the stunning Windows Phone 8X and the 8S by HTC, recently launched in the UAE.
In other words, we were reporting that the man's pants were on fire, but neglecting to mention that he was wearing a spiffy new ball cap.