adjective (dicier; -est) Etymology: 1dice + -y Date: 1950 risky, unpredictable <
a dicey proposition
dicey weather

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Dicey — is a surname, and may refer to: A. V. Dicey (1835 – 1922), British jurist and constitutional theorist. Edward Dicey (1832 1911), A British writer. This page or section lists people with the surname Dicey. If an …   Wikipedia

  • Dicey — ist der Nachname mehrerer Personen: Albert Venn Dicey (1835–1922), englischer Jurist Edward James Stephen Dicey (1832–1911), englischer Journalist und Essayist Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidu …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • dicey — risky, uncertain (as the roll of dice), 1940s, aviators jargon, from DICE (Cf. dice) + Y (Cf. y) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • dicey — [adj] risky capricious, chancy, dangerous, difficult, erratic, fluctuant, iffy*, incalculable, ticklish, tricky, uncertain, unpredictable, whimsical; concepts 535,552 Ant. certain, safe, sure …   New thesaurus

  • dicey — ► ADJECTIVE (dicier, diciest) informal ▪ difficult or potentially dangerous …   English terms dictionary

  • dicey — [dī′sē] adj. [ DICE + Y3] [Informal, Chiefly Brit.] hazardous; risky; chancy …   English World dictionary

  • Dicey — There are two possible sources of this interesting medieval English name, the first being that it is a dialectal variant of a locational name Diss, from a place so called in Norfolk. The earliest recording of Diss appears in the Domesday Book of… …   Surnames reference

  • dicey — [[t]da͟ɪsi[/t]] dicier, diciest ADJ GRADED Something that is dicey is slightly dangerous or uncertain. [BRIT, INFORMAL] There was a dicey moment as one of our party made a risky climb up the cliff wall …   English dictionary

  • dicey — UK [ˈdaɪsɪ] / US adjective Word forms dicey : adjective dicey comparative dicier superlative diciest informal involving danger or risk …   English dictionary

  • dicey — [“daisi] mod. touchy; chancy; touch and go. □ Things are just a little dicey right now. □ I’m working on a dicey deal with the city right now …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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