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adjective, spiffier, spiffiest. Informal.
spruce; smart; fine.
adjective -fier, -fiest
(US & Canadian, slang) smart; stylish

/spi’fee/ 1. Said of programs having a pretty, clever, or exceptionally well-designed interface. “Have you seen the spiffy X version of empire yet?” This was common mainstream slang during the 1940s.
2. Said sarcastically of a program that is perceived to have little more than a flashy interface going for it. Which meaning should be drawn depends delicately on tone of voice and context.
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