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- adj. Having a bad smell.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Malodorous, unpleasant-smelling. Opposite of
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (British informal) malodorous
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Huw Edwards: passed swiftly over the Tory poll lead of 18% as he might step over something niffy on the pavement
Conga rats to awl teh arteests furr teh maost fantasticaboolus purr-for-mints tehy put on, furr teh mag-niffy-scent costooms, furr teh imaginashuns adn teh clebberness wiv wurds to re-rite teh golden owldy sawngs, adn furr teh purrfik organisachunlols.
Conga rats to awl teh arteests furr teh maost fantasticaboolus purr-for-mints tehy put on, furr teh mag-niffy-scent costooms, furr teh imaginashuns adn teh clebberness wiv wurds to re-rite teh golden owldy sawngs.
"Proper niffy around here, ain't it?" he said loudly.
Wish to Christ she wouldn't do that, the place gets proper niffy!
"There's no call to be niffy," he apologised at last.
Helen, most certainly he manifested extraordinary concern on the present occasion, by abating some of his austerities in the performance of his duty towards the seamen, who nevertheless liked Rosse as an officer, because, although rigid, he made no niffy naffy work; yet his words were very kind, and his zeal and care (for he constantly kept the deck) unremitting.
That Google v Bing site is very niffy for a quick comparison - not seen it before.
“We had capital treatment in that craft, Gunner: we were never disturbed at meal-times, nor put to niffy-naffy work, but were kept taut at it; every man knew what he had to expect: a look was as good as a word — a word as a blow.
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