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Definition of "dodgy" []

  • Chiefly British Evasive; shifty. (adjective)
  • Chiefly British Unsound, unstable, and unreliable. (adjective)
  • Chiefly British So risky as to require very deft handling. (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 "dodgy" in a sentence
  • "The committee's operations hit the headlines late last year when MP David Maynier, the Democratic Alliance defence spokesman, went public with what he described as dodgy deals with countries that had poor human rights records."
  • "The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is part of a group of investors that sent a letter demanding Bank of America buy back some $47 billion in dodgy mortgages."
  • "Something dodgy is going on here as Lakoffian and Joe Brewer said."
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