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