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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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Telecom Council of Silicon Valley has named the nominees for the 2016 SPIFFY Awards, the company said.
The Courtyard might be one of Marriott's budget brands, but while the rooms are on the small side it's very spiffy - trendy design, posh bedlinen and free wifi, plus a gym stocked with the latest equipment (it's shared by both hotels).
Vincent infirmary Medical Center, that the hospital had recently launched a concierge service, which sounds so spiffy we had to share.
In other words, we were reporting that the man's pants were on fire, but neglecting to mention that he was wearing a spiffy new ball cap.
The app has a spiffy 3D-modelled newsagents for its interface, which rotates to give you access to four sets of virtual magazine shelves, with a claimed 90 UK publications available to purchase, including a fair whack of leading titles from Cond Naste and Dennis publishing such as GQ and Vogue.
Dell has certainly done its part to be worth checking out as a major force when it comes to computer hardware, and their notebooks have been pretty spiffy all this while.
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The front of the spiffy red shirts features the Angels' official 50th Anniversary logo and will signify the start of a year-round celebration.
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