from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Involving or fraught with danger or risk: "an extremely dicey future on a brave new world of liquid nitrogen, tar, and smog” ( New Yorker).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Fraught with danger.
  • adj. Of uncertain, risky outcome.
  • adj. Of doubtful or uncertain efficacy, provenance, etc.; dodgy.
  • adj. Nauseating, rank.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk


From dice.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
dice +‎ -y (Wiktionary)



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