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spiffy

/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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Get Spiffy Inc, an on-demand car care, technology, and services company, has launched its new connected car initiative.
Sweetening the deal even further is Culver City's spiffy new Platform business complex --it's Expo-station adjacent and has attracted tenants that include Technicolor, Soulcycle, Sweetgreen, the Cannibal, and Blue Bottle Coffee.
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In the 1940s, dress snappy and someone might say you looked"spiffy." In the 1950s, people might say you looked"swell." These days, teenagers might say you're"on fleek." What was once"awesome" is now"dope." Tell someone today that they look spiffy and people will think you're caught in a time warp.
In an op-ed article he wrote for Al-Jazeera English last week, he said it showed Obama standing beside "an ancient Persian warrior," both men wearing "spiffy pairs of shoes." The caption, he said, read, "Be safe and comfortable.
Together, the three created the 4.17 minute spiffy song 'Superfly'.
Today, the spiffy redesign promotes its blue corporate color to visitors and uses lighting to enable more transparency and collaboration among staff.
A spiffy "smart'' photo frame (which is not included in the smart meter installation) was another example given of how great smart meters are.
The spacious, wellequipped rooms are pretty spiffy too.
"We can't be telling anyone else how they ought to look if we aren't looking pretty spiffy ourselves," she said, referring to City Hall.
I mean, I wouldn't mind shooting Asteroids on my phone while I wait for the bus (while charging my phone in my spiffy, Atari-brand solar jacket).
Liner notes: On their first joint studio album since the '80s, the once-estranged Blasters siblings uncork a spiffy country-blues rendition of Bill Broonzy's best-known song, also covered by Derek and the Dominos.