What does dodgy mean?

Definitions for dodgy
ˈdɒdʒ idodgy

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word dodgy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. chancy, chanceful, dicey, dodgy(adj)

    of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk

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

  2. crafty, cunning, dodgy, foxy, guileful, knavish, slick, sly, tricksy, tricky, wily(adj)

    marked by skill in deception

    "cunning men often pass for wise"; "deep political machinations"; "a foxy scheme"; "a slick evasive answer"; "sly as a fox"; "tricky Dick"; "a wily old attorney"


  1. dodgy(Adjective)

    evasive and shifty

    Asked why, a spokesman gave a dodgy answer about legal ramifications.

  2. dodgy(Adjective)

    unsound and unreliable

  3. dodgy(Adjective)


  4. dodgy(Adjective)


    This is a slightly dodgy plan, because there is a lot that is being changed for this fix.

  5. dodgy(Adjective)


    He's a dodgy Peeping Tom.

  6. dodgy(Adjective)

    uncomfortable and weird

  7. Origin: . Derived from the verb dodge. First used in mid-19th century England.


  1. Dodgy

    Dodgy are an English power pop rock trio, that rose to prominence during the Britpop era of the 1990s. They are best known for their hits "Staying Out for the Summer", "If You're Thinking of Me", and "Good Enough". The latter was their biggest hit reaching No. 4 in the UK Singles Chart. They released their first album in over a decade, Stand Upright In A Cool Place on Strikeback Records in February 2012.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. dodgy

    Syn. with flaky. Preferred outside the U.S.

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How to pronounce dodgy?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dodgy in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dodgy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of dodgy in a Sentence

  1. Julian Lewis:

    Instead of dodgy dossiers, we now have bogus battalions of moderate fighters.

  2. Actor Alan Cumming:

    ... I don't understand how he and Rolling Stone ... sanctioned him going to meet that guy who is a wanted fugitive and then not to tell the authorities, i don't really know enough about it yet but I do think it's a bit dodgy ... But I'm sure it will make a great film, maybe I'll play Sean or maybe I'll play 'El Chapo'.

  3. Carter Page:

    There have been various reports [about FISA documents and FBI surveillance of him], but I was so happy to hear that further confirmation is now being revealed. It shows how low the Clinton/Obama regime went to destroy our democracy and suppress dissidents who did not fully support their failed foreign policy. It will be interesting to see what comes out when the unjustified basis for those FISA requests are more fully disclosed over time, including potentially the Dodgy Dossier -- a document that clearly is false evidence, which could represent yet another potential crime.

  4. Jonathan Pryke:

    (He is) widely respected and a noted critic of dodgy deals.

Images & Illustrations of dodgy

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  • ненадежден, увъртащ, нечестен, избягващ, рискованBulgarian
  • unzuverlässig, risikoreich, unehrlich, riskant, ausweichend, zwielichtigenGerman
  • dodgyGreek
  • chungo, extraño, deshonesto, raroSpanish
  • riskialtis, epärehellinen, epävakaaFinnish
  • risqué, malhonnête, perverti, périlleux, pas fiableFrench
  • छलीHindi
  • rischioso, peculiare, anormale, disonesto, elusivo, inaffidabile, strano, evasivoItalian
  • desonesto, evasivo, arriscadoPortuguese
  • с хитрецой, сомнительный, непрочный, непредсказуемый, нечестный, шаткий, ловкий, изворотливый, рискованныйRussian

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