from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective British informal Malodorous, unpleasant-smelling. Opposite of fragrant.

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  • adjective colloquial Having a bad smell.

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  • adjective (British informal) malodorous


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  • N.B. "Niffy," malodorous, is distinguished from "niffy-naffy," trifling ("He made no niffy naffy work" in the examples), which Webster's New International, second edition (1934), labels Scottish and dialectal English.

    June 30, 2010