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

  • adjective Evasive; shifty.
  • adjective Unsound, unstable, and unreliable.
  • adjective So risky as to require very deft handling.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Disposed to dodge; evasive; artful; cunning.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective evasive and shifty
  • adjective unsound and unreliable
  • adjective dishonest
  • adjective risky
  • adjective deviant
  • adjective uncomfortable and weird

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk
  • adjective marked by skill in deception


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

dodge +‎ -y. Derived from the verb dodge. First used in mid-19th century England.


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  • Norman Vaughan

    February 15, 2008

  • Artfully so.

    September 19, 2009