What does dicey mean?

Definitions for dicey
ˈdaɪ sidicey

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word dicey.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. chancy, chanceful, dicey, dodgyadjective

    of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk

    "an extremely dicey future on a brave new world of liquid nitrogen, tar, and smog"- New Yorker


  1. diceyadjective

    Fraught with danger.

  2. diceyadjective

    Of uncertain, risky outcome.

  3. diceyadjective

    Of doubtful or uncertain efficacy, provenance, etc.; dodgy.

  4. diceyadjective

    Nauseating, rank.


  1. Dicey

    Dicey is a surname.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. DICEY

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Dicey is ranked #100302 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Dicey surname appeared 180 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Dicey.

    96.1% or 173 total occurrences were White.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dicey in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dicey in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of dicey in a Sentence

  1. Katrina Lamb:

    Chinese ADRs will continue to be a dicey thing from day to day and I would not be investing today, but I would pay close attention to how domestic issues are being handled.

  2. Peter Hotez:

    It gets a little dicey when people kind of take intermediate positions between the two, and they tend to get heavily criticized.

  3. Robert Thompson:

    ' Curb Your Enthusiasm' is supposed to make us uncomfortable, but some of the ways Your Enthusiasm is treating this is really kind of dicey.

  4. Heidi Shierholz:

    The more time goes by, summing up initial claims gets a little dicey.

  5. Matt Schulz:

    Eventually these deferred bills will come due and the saved money from the previous stimulus will run out, and that's when things may get pretty darn dicey for a lot of Americans.

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Translations for dicey

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  • рискован, потенциално опасенBulgarian
  • riskant, brenzligGerman
  • diceySpanish
  • au résultat incertain, périlleux, risquéFrench
  • bedreigend, riskant, gevaarlijk, onzekerDutch
  • опасный, рискованыйRussian
  • rizičan, potencijalno opasan, riskantanSerbo-Croatian
  • farlig, riskabelSwedish

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    excessively agitated; distraught with fear or other violent emotion
    • A. cosmopolitan
    • B. dependable
    • C. abrupt
    • D. frantic

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