Definition of dodgy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdäjē/

adjective (dodgier, dodgiest)

British informal
1Dishonest or unreliable: a dodgy secondhand car salesman
More example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with dodgy

podgy, splodgy, stodgy

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Syllabification: dodg·y

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