Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Involving or fraught with danger or risk.

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  • adjective Fraught with danger.
  • adjective Of uncertain, risky outcome.
  • adjective Of doubtful or uncertain efficacy, provenance, etc.; dodgy.
  • adjective slang Nauseating, rank.

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  • adjective of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From dice.]

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dice +‎ -y

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  • Uncertain/ Sentence- His chances of living after the accident are dicey (Newbury House Dictionary)

    September 25, 2010