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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.
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adj, -tier or -tiest
1. pleasing, apt, or stylish
2. quick, agile: he's nifty on his feet.
[C19: of uncertain origin]
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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.
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|Adj.||1.||nifty - very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing"|
bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, not bad, peachy, slap-up, smashing, swell, groovy, keen, great, neat
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"
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1. (Informal) slick, excellent, sharp, smart, clever, neat, stylish The film features some nifty special effects.
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nifty[ˈnɪftɪ] ADJ (niftier (compar) (niftiest (superl)))
1. (= excellent) [person] → sensacional, chachi (Sp) ; [place, car] → chulo; [gadget, idea] → ingenioso, chulo
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(= clever) [gadget, tool] → astucieux/euse
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adj (+er) (inf) (= smart) → flott (inf); gadget, tool → schlau (inf); (= quick) person → flott (inf), → fix (inf); nifty footwork (fig) → flotte Fußarbeit; a nifty piece of work → gute Arbeit; he’s pretty nifty with a gun → er hat ein lockeres Händchen mit dem Schießeisen (inf); you’d better be nifty about it! → und ein bisschen dalli (inf); a nifty little car → ein netter kleiner Flitzer (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
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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