Definitions

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

  • adjective Stylish in appearance or dress.
  • transitive verb To make attractive, stylish, or up-to-date.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Spruce; well-dressed.

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  • adjective informal Dapper; fine or neat, especially in style of clothing or other appearance.

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  • adjective marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners

Etymologies

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

[Possibly from dialectal spiff, dandified.]

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spiff +‎ -y

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