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Definition of "chancy" [chancy]

  • Uncertain as to outcome; risky; hazardous. (adjective)
  • Random; haphazard. (adjective)
  • Scots Lucky; propitious. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chancy" in a sentence
  • "Accepting Loyal Achates at his word chancy I know I must say that I find it odd that he, suffering with a genetic disorder which supposedly claims its victims lives at an early age, is alive at the age of 24 presumably without any medical intervention."
  • "Some would call it chancy, precarious, very dangerous or whatever, but sometimes we walk through those doors and at best, have called it foolishness, of which we wouldn’t have had the really good time we did, should we have elected to always close those doors …"
  • "So jump on the "chancy" Obama boat and pray it will stay afloat!"