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  • adverb colloquial In a spiffy manner; done with style.


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  • When I was covering Capitol Hill just before Clinton's impeachment, every other young, spiffily manicured male staffer I met in Republican Congressional offices was at least androcentric, if not obviously gay.

    Nina Burleigh: Satan's in the Stall Beside Me 2008

  • Green that may be, and spiffily modular, but that is one ugly son of a house.

    PREFAB FRIDAY: Marmol Radziner’s Utah House | Inhabitat 2006

  • What I am specifically referring to is that I saw a really cute, 30-something female colleague wearing a turtleneck under her robe that matched quite spiffily with her stole.

    Archive 2006-10-01 PeaceBang 2006

  • My friend, spiffily talented artist over at Defektiv widened it out to make my big chunky paragraphs a little easier on the eyes.

    Archive 2005-01-09 Rogers 2005

  • That's a wonderful classic shot, very spiffily dressed, a guy who was quite short, quite self-conscious about being short but who was an overpowering presence every room he walked into.

    The Father of Spin: Edward L. Bernays & The Birth of Public Relations 1998

  • In the allotted time he emerged — coated, cravatted, and spiffily groomed except for his flamboyant moustache which always looked wayward.

    The Cat Who Went Underground Braun, Lilian Jackson 1989

  • But it's since been spiffily renovated, and this season's successful reign has washed away much of the recent negativitiy, leaving it as a proud and shining beacon of High Brutalism.

    the latest from 2010

  • If you drive through downtown Rockville, the courthouse square and surrounding shopping district have been spiffily gentrified.

    Baltimore City Paper 2010

  • In "The Special Relationship," his co-combatant will be Bill Clinton (to be played by Dennis Quaid, spiffily enough) and the emphasis will be Blair's desire to cozy up to American power, a choice which led to a disastrous pairing with George Bush and Blair's eventual downfall.

    Today in Oregon: The Oregonian 2009

  • While newly trained, spiffily uniformed Palestinian security forces patrol city streets during the day, Israeli forces control the night and therefore control the entire territory.

    CounterPunch 2009


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