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dodgy

[doj-ee] /ˈdɒdʒ i/
adjective, dodgier, dodgiest.
1.
inclined to dodge.
2.
evasively tricky:
a dodgy manner of dealing with people.
3.
Chiefly British. risky; hazardous; chancy.
Origin of dodgy
1860-1865
1860-65; dodge + -y1
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  • There was Scarfe, light and dodgy, ready for a run or a neat drop-kick from half-back.

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dodgy

/ˈdɒdʒɪ/
adjective (Brit & Austral, NZ, informal) dodgier, dodgiest
1.
risky, difficult, or dangerous
2.
uncertain or unreliable; tricky
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Word Origin and History for dodgy
adj.

1861, from dodge + -y (2). Related: Dodginess.

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dodgy

adjective

Dishonest and corrupt: dodgy accountant (1860s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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dodgy in Technology


Synonym with flaky. Preferred outside the US
[Jargon File]

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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