[if-ee] /ˈɪf i/

adjective, iffier, iffiest. Informal.
full of unresolved points or questions:
an iffy situation.
doubtful; questionable:
An early decision on this is iffy.
adjective iffier, iffiest
(informal) uncertain or subject to contingency: this scheme sounds a bit iffy

1937, American English, from if + -y (2). Originally associated with President Franklin D. Roosevelt.


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