Definitions for spiffyˈspɪf i
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
spiff•y*ˈspɪf i(adj.)spiff•i•er, spiff•i•est.
smart; fine; spruce:
a spiffy new convertible.
Origin of spiffy:
1855–60; dial. spiff well-dressed (orig. uncert.) + -y1
dapper, dashing, jaunty, natty, raffish, rakish, spiffy, snappy, spruce(adj)
marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners
"a dapper young man"; "a jaunty red hat"
Dapper; fine or neat, especially in style of clothing or other appearance.
A spring-wire collar stay, worn by men.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
1. Said of programs having a pretty, clever, or exceptionally well-designed interface. “Have you seen the spiffy X version of empire yet?” 2. Said sarcastically of a program that is perceived to have little more than a flashy interface going for it. Which meaning should be drawn depends delicately on tone of voice and context. This word was common mainstream slang during the 1940s, in a sense close to 1.
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