squiffy [skwiftskwif′ē]
squiffier, squiffiest [< dial. skew-whiff, askew, tipsy + -Y3] [Informal, Chiefly Brit.] drunk; intoxicated: also squiffed [skwift]

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  • Squiffy — Squif fy (skw[i^]f f[y^]), a. Somewhat intoxicated; tipsy. [Slang] Kipling. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • squiffy — [skwiftskwif′ē] adj. squiffier, squiffiest 〚< dial. skew whiff, askew, tipsy + Y3〛 [Informal, Chiefly Brit.] drunk; intoxicated: also squiffed [skwift] * * * …   Universalium

  • squiffy — ► ADJECTIVE (squiffier, squiffiest) informal 1) chiefly Brit. slightly drunk. 2) askew; awry. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • squiffy — adjective /ˈskwɪf.i/ a) slightly drunk or intoxicated; tipsy In the Palace bar. Id been there an hour or so with two or three other chaps. I was a bit squiffy. b) Crooked, askew; awry To this day I cannot and will not wear a tie properly. On the… …   Wiktionary

  • squiffy — UK [ˈskwɪfɪ] / US adjective Word forms squiffy : adjective squiffy comparative squiffier superlative squiffiest British informal old fashioned slightly drunk …   English dictionary

  • squiffy — adj (slightly) drunk, merry or inebriated. An inoffensive, lighthearted word suggest ing slight disorientation, squiffy has been in use since the 19th century …   Contemporary slang

  • squiffy —    drunk    Literally, uneven or lopsided:     The man was squiffy, said Aunt Agnes. It was written all over him. (E. Waugh, 1933) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • squiffy doo — adj British dubious, doubtful, suspect. A middle class expression heard in the 1980s. It derives from the notion of askew and out of true expressed by the adjective squiffy …   Contemporary slang

  • squiffy — adjective see squiffed …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • squiffy — squif|fy [ˈskwıfi] adj BrE old fashioned slightly drunk = ↑tipsy …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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