nifty

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From *nift +‎ -y. First element is of unknown origin. Possibly theatrical slang, as a shortened, altered form of Magnificat.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: nĭf'tē, IPA(key): /ˈnɪfti/
    • (file)

Adjective[edit]

nifty (comparative niftier, superlative niftiest)

  1. (colloquial) Good, smart; useful or beneficial.
    a nifty trick for reducing your household energy bill
  2. (colloquial) Stylish.

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