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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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The UO razed it and replaced it with a new, spiffier complex that is a great deal more expensive.
Contemporary international pilgrims look far spiffier (at least at the beginning of the walk) with their colorful daypacks, hiking poles or staffs, and carefully chosen hiking or walking shoes.
When asked what she planned to do with this windfall, Hidilyn said she planned to buy the land on which her training shed stands and build a bigger and perhaps spiffier training facility where some of her younger relatives and neighbors could continue their training.
The Islamabad airport, consistently ranked as one of the most outdated in the world, has been upgraded with spiffier ticket counters, air-conditioned shuttle buses and its first fast-food restaurant, the report mentioned.
The extra resolution of UHD may also force networks and affiliates to spring for even spiffier, more handsome sets than they use to shoot HD, since viewers will be able to see more detail--and more flaws.
Just because you're eating at a place with a spiffier image doesn't mean you're on track to a smaller waist.
9 wedding at a Baptist church in Seattle show them attired in spiffier duds at what was clearly a joyous occasion.
l've been following her lead for a week now, ever since my husband and I did a monster cleanup--and the place is definitely spiffier than it usually is after seven days with two kids, two chaotic cats and our own clutter-prone selves.