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spiffing

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Pronunciation: /ˈspɪfɪŋ
 
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Definition of spiffing in English:

adjective

British informal , dated
Excellent; splendid: it’s a frightfully spiffing idea
More example sentences
  • This is a spiffing example of someone who was physically prepared to deal with a bad situation.
  • My boyfriend and I will be together 2 years next week, which is highly spiffing.
  • A spiffing new parlour game for the chattering classes has come to our attention.

Origin

late 19th century: of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with spiffing

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