niftily
adverb see nifty I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • niftily — nifty ► ADJECTIVE (niftier, niftiest) informal ▪ particularly good, effective, or stylish. DERIVATIVES niftily adverb. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • niftily — See nifty. * * * …   Universalium

  • niftily — adverb In a nifty manner; cleverly …   Wiktionary

  • niftily — niftˈily adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑nifty …   Useful english dictionary

  • nifty — niftily, adv. /nif tee/, adj., niftier, niftiest, n., pl. nifties. Informal. adj. 1. attractively stylish or smart: a nifty new dress for Easter. 2. very good; fine; excellent: a nifty idea. 3. substantial; sizable: We sold the car for a nifty… …   Universalium

  • nifty — I. adjective (niftier; est) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1865 very good ; very attractive ; fine < nifty clothes > • niftily adverb II. noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • niftiness — See niftily. * * * …   Universalium

  • nifty — (adj.) smart, stylish, 1868, of unknown origin, perhaps theatrical slang, first attested in a poem by Bret Harte, who said it was a shortened, altered form of MAGNIFICAT (Cf. magnificat). Related: Niftily; niftiness …   Etymology dictionary

  • nifty — adjective (niftier, niftiest) informal particularly good or effective. ↘stylish or attractive. Derivatives niftily adverb niftiness noun Origin C19: of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • nifty — ► ADJECTIVE (niftier, niftiest) informal ▪ particularly good, effective, or stylish. DERIVATIVES niftily adverb. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

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