[if-ee] /ˈɪf i/
adjective, iffier, iffiest. Informal.
full of unresolved points or questions:
an iffy situation.
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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- If i had a nickel
adverb clause A somewhat rueful complaint about the frequency of the named event: If I had a nickel for every time I’m called homophobic, I could buy New York (1970s+)