Definition of Chancy

1. Adjective. Of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk. "An extremely dicey future on a brave new world of liquid nitrogen, tar, and smog"

Exact synonyms: Chanceful, Dicey, Dodgy
Similar to: Dangerous, Unsafe
Derivative terms: Chance



2. Adjective. Subject to accident or chance or change. "An iffy proposition"
Exact synonyms: Flukey, Fluky, Iffy
Language type: Colloquialism
Similar to: Uncertain
Derivative terms: Fluke, Fluke

Definition of Chancy

1. Proper noun. (surname A=An English from=Old French) ¹

2. Proper noun. (surnames male given name) ¹

3. Adjective. uncertain, risky, hazardous ¹

4. Adjective. subject to chance; random ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chancy

1. risky [adj CHANCIER, CHANCIEST] - See also: risky

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chancy

chanciest
chancily
chanciness
chancinesses
chancing
chancre
chancre redux
chancres
chancriform
chancriform syndrome
chancroidal
chancroids
chancrous
chancy
chandelier
chandelier sign
chandeliered
chandelierlike
chandeliers
chandelle
chandelled
chandelles
chandelling
chandleries
chandlering
chandlerly
chandlers
chandlery

Literary usage of Chancy

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1. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: To which is Prefixed, a by John Jamieson (1879)
"There were many that refused, because they knew Sir Andrew Wood to be such a captain upon the sea, and so chancy in battle, that he oft times gained the ..."

2. The Rev. Samuel Peters', LL. D., General History of Connecticut, from Its by Samuel Peters (1877)
"Vide Dr. Chancy.1 Groton, across the bay from New-London, resembles Battersea. The township is ten miles square, and forms four parishes, one of which is ..."

3. Record Series by Yorkshire Archaeological Society, Yorkshire Archaeological and Topographical Association (1892)
"ROBERT DE CANCY OR Chancy. Inq. pm No Writ. [30 HEN. III. No. 45.] INQUISITION (undated) made by ... who say upon their oath that Robert de Chancy held in ..."

4. A Catalogue of the Names of the Early Puritan Settlers of the Colony of by Royal Ralph Hinman (1852)
"After Mr. Nathaniel Chancy left Windsor, he settled at Hatfield, Mass., where he died Nov. 2 or 3,1685, and his widow died July 2, 1686, and was buried at ..."

5. The Democratic Party of the State of Ohio: A Comprehensive History of by Thomas Edward Powell, James E. Campbell, Claude Meeker, H. A. Jameson (1913)
"... were John C. and Catherine (Chancy) Donahey. His grandfather was bom in Ohio in 1808 and his great- grandmother was a full cousin of Robert Fulton. ..."

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