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spiffy

1. adjective Very excellent, stylish, or attractive. They bought that run-down old dump and turned it into a spiffy cocktail bar. A: "That's a pretty spiffy new phone you've got!" B: "Yeah, it's the top of the line."
2. verb To make (someone or something) very excellent, stylish, or attractive in appearance. Often followed by "up." I hired an interior decorator to spiffy up the house. I love to get spiffied up before a big night out with my friends. You could really stand to spiffy your wardrobe a bit.

spiffy up

To make (someone or something) very excellent, stylish, or attractive in appearance. A noun or pronoun can be used between "spiffy" and "up." I hired an interior decorator to spiffy up the house. I love to get spiffied up before a big night out with my friends. You could really stand to spiffy your wardrobe up a bit.
See also: spiffy, up

spiffy

(ˈspɪfi)
mod. excellent. This is a real spiffy place you’ve got here, Sam.
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