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- (Britain, colloquial) Very good, excellent.
- We're having a picnic at the races — how spiffing!
- (Britain, colloquial) Smart or appealing in dress or appearance.
- I say, that outfit is simply spiffing.
- 2007, "Spiffing new image", Times Online, London, 18 May (retrieved 14 June 2007),
- Spiffing new image: ITV is developing an updated version of Spitting Image, with CGI graphics.
- Typically associated with the British upper class; often used in imitation of upper-class speakers.
- Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.