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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. evasive and shifty
  • adj. unsound and unreliable
  • adj. dishonest
  • adj. risky
  • adj. deviant
  • adj. uncomfortable and weird

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Disposed to dodge; evasive; artful; cunning.

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

  • adj. of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk
  • adj. 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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