Definition of dodgy in English:

dodgy

Syllabification: dodg·y
Pronunciation: /ˈdäjē
 
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adjective (dodgier, dodgiest)

British informal
  • 1Dishonest or unreliable: a dodgy secondhand car salesman
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    • It is here that she meets her second husband or partner, a dodgy, unreliable character.
    • Cowboy traders and dodgy doorstep salesmen are prowling around, ready to pounce on the unsuspecting or the plain gullible.
    • Then there's my dodgy car that may not make it there or back to visit anyone…
  • 1.1Potentially dangerous: activities like these could be dodgy for your heart
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    • A nifty footballer and a dab hand at catch and chase, Matthew admitted he thought he was going to lose her after she had an operation for a dodgy heart.
    • Nothing fazes him, least of all his dodgy heart, which he considers merely a blip on a perfect landscape.
    • Women who currently work the streets are putting themselves in danger not from the punters although some are dodgy but the pimps who extort these women.
  • 1.2Of low quality.
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    • He also evened out dodgy quality by blending wines grown in differing microclimates within Champagne and across both hot and cold vintages.
    • It's all great stuff, despite the dodgy quality of the audio and video.
    • In an effort to transcend the dodgy sound quality and high prices of bootlegs, the band has recorded every concert over the past three years.

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