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dicey

[dahy-see] /ˈdaɪ si/
adjective, dicier, diciest. Informal.
1.
unpredictable; risky; uncertain.
Origin of dicey
1935-1940
1935-40; dice + -ey1
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dicey

/ˈdaɪsɪ/
adjective (informal, mainly Brit) dicier, diciest
1.
difficult or dangerous; risky; tricky
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adj.

"risky, uncertain" (as the roll of dice), 1940s, aviators' jargon, from dice (n.) + -y (2). Related: Diciness.

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dicey

adjective

Risky; perilous: African investment is dicey/ Updike indulged in many dicey curlicues/ the dicey art of writing a farce (1940s+ British)

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