American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Chiefly British Evasive; shifty.
- adj. Chiefly British Unsound, unstable, and unreliable.
- adj. Chiefly British So risky as to require very deft handling.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Disposed to dodge; evasive; artful; cunning.
- adj. evasive and shifty
- adj. unsound and unreliable
- adj. dishonest
- adj. risky
- adj. deviant
- adj. uncomfortable and weird
- adj. of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk
- adj. marked by skill in deception
- dodge + -y. Derived from the verb dodge. First used in mid-19th century England. (Wiktionary)
“The committee's operations hit the headlines late last year when MP David Maynier, the Democratic Alliance defence spokesman, went public with what he described as dodgy deals with countries that had poor human rights records.”
“The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is part of a group of investors that sent a letter demanding Bank of America buy back some $47 billion in dodgy mortgages.”
“Something dodgy is going on here as Lakoffian and Joe Brewer said.”
“The Hanlon bodied Ambulances became death traps in dodgy snow/rain/cold snaps.”
“Olive robert Pattison just looks plain dodgy, what a pity!”
“This worries me because, whilst I quite understand the need to replace windows from time to time, it looks suspiciously like something dodgy is going on here.”
“The suitors trying to court Katherina's sister Bianca are moderately funny, and the Katherina/Petruchio relationship, though generally very dodgy, is almost sweet in the penultimate scene.”
“The LA Weekly's Ella Taylor might disagree: [W] e live in dodgy critical times when aesthetic sophistication trumps moral and political discrimination.”
“The word dodgy doesnt do any of this activity the remotest justice.”
“But while critics wring their hands about dodgy rumors spreading via social networking sites-which are usually identified as dodgy rumors by those pass them on-few people have engaged in meaningful debate about those relaying information originally "reported" by the dictatorship's media outfits.”
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Words or Sayings from the 1920's or whatever that no one really uses anymore (at least in that context).
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Band names that are also common words or phrases.
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My big word list.
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