Definition of spiffing in English:



dated, informal
  • Excellent; splendid.

    ‘how spiffing you look!’
    • ‘My boyfriend and I will be together 2 years next week, which is highly spiffing.’
    • ‘A spiffing new parlour game for the chattering classes has come to our attention.’
    • ‘This is a spiffing example of someone who was physically prepared to deal with a bad situation.’
    • ‘Two viewpoints sounds spiffing to me (if a little confusing at first)!’
    • ‘I must say though that WH's book on Pit The Younger is very spiffing.’
    very good, superb, outstanding, magnificent, of high quality, of the highest quality, of the highest standard, exceptional, marvellous, wonderful, sublime, perfect, eminent, pre-eminent, matchless, peerless, supreme, first-rate, first-class, superior, superlative, splendid, admirable, worthy, sterling, fine
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Late 19th century: of unknown origin.