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DODGY (dodgier, dodgiest)

 Dictionary entry overview: What does dodgy mean? 

DODGY (adjective)
  The adjective DODGY has 2 senses:

1. of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk
2. marked by skill in deception

  Familiarity information: DODGY used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

DODGY (adjective)

Sense 1dodgy [BACK TO TOP]


Of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk


chanceful; chancy; dicey; dodgy

Context example:

an extremely dicey future on a brave new world of liquid nitrogen, tar, and smog


dangerous; unsafe (involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm)

Sense 2dodgy [BACK TO TOP]


Marked by skill in deception


crafty; wily; tricksy; sly; knavish; guileful; foxy; cunning; dodgy; tricky; slick

Context examples:

cunning men often pass for wise / deep political machinations / a foxy scheme / a slick evasive answer / sly as a fox / tricky Dick / a wily old attorney


artful (marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft)

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