Definition of spiff in English:

spiff

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Pronunciation: /spɪf
 
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verb

[with object] (spiff someone/thing up) North American informal
Make someone or something attractive, smart, or stylish: he arrived all spiffed up in a dinner jacket
More example sentences
  • The lounge was upgraded with a new stage, light and sound systems, while the theater received new fabrics to spiff it up.
  • Joe spiffs himself up and heads with Pip to Miss Havisham's, where he is so intimidated by the old woman that every time she asks him a question, he directs his reply at Pip.
  • In the process, the district itself has been spiffed up.

Origin

late 19th century: perhaps from dialect spiff 'well dressed'.

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