Definition of Spiffy

1. Adjective. Marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners. "A jaunty red hat"




Definition of Spiffy

1. Noun. A spring-wire collar stay, worn by men. ¹

2. Adjective. (informal) Dapper; fine or neat, especially in style of clothing or other appearance. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spiffy

1. stylish [v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES] - See also: stylish

Lexicographical Neighbors of Spiffy

spiffied
spiffier
spiffies
spiffiest
spiffily
spiffiness
spiffinesses
spiffing
spiffingly
spifflicate
spifflicated
spifflicates
spifflicating
spifflication
spiffs
spiffy (current term)
spiffying
spiflicate
spiflicated
spiflicates
spiflicating
spiflication
spifs
spigelian
spigelian hernia
spigger
spiggers
spight
spighted
spightful

Literary usage of Spiffy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1865)
"Jones, show his Lordship the stock-list," said spiffy, with a swagger. The investigation of the "list" completely bewildered me. ..."

2. Studies in English, Written and Spoken: For the Use of Continental Students by Cornelis Stoffel (1894)
"Spiffing, capital, excellent; also spiff, spiffy. ... Diet, explains the word spiffy to mean, " spruce, well-dressed, tout a la mode". ..."

3. Piccadilly: A Fragment of Contemporary Biography by Laurence Oliphant (1870)
"It was not until I had looked again to spiffy for information, and was met by the single ... spiffy got uncommonly pale, but recovered himself in a second. ..."

4. The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe (1888)
"... under royal-blue shoulder pads from Paris ... the two of them in a $48000 Mercedes with spiffy airplane dials . . . desperate to escape the Bronx . ..."

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