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Nifty   Listen
adjective
nifty  adj.  
1.
Very good; excellent; an informal term meaning about the same as groovy, sense 1. (informal, 1960's)
Synonyms: bang-up, bully, cool, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, not bad(predicate), peachy, slap-up, swell, smashing.
2.
Stylish; attractive; of clothing; as, a nifty outfit.






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"Nifty" Quotes from Famous Books



... Jim knows a boy what went here wunst. He said yer never licked the boys; and he said, when the 'nifty' little girls come to git in, with their white aprons, yer said there warn't no room; but when the dirty chaps with tored close come, yer said yer'd make room. Jim said as how yer'd never show me the door, sure." (Bless Jim's ...
— The Story of Patsy • Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin

... his scout handbook by the dim, oily smelling lamp, up in that little room. The two scoutmasters rowed across and were greeted by their noisy troops and still Peter Piper read his book. The scout of scouts, W. Harris of the nifty Bridgeboro outfit, was nearly suffocated, then escaped and stood triumphant over the ruins of the West Ketchem school, and still Peter Piper's smarting eyes were fixed upon that book. They were riveted ...
— Pee-wee Harris on the Trail • Percy Keese Fitzhugh

... to the surgeon, "you certainly have got one nifty little butcher shop, but I want to tell you, before one of those Ku-Klux throw me down and slap the gas bag in my face, that I have no adenoids, and that my appendix was cut out by an Arabian doctor who ...
— L. P. M. - The End of the Great War • J. Stewart Barney

... exultant undertone, and he fairly leaned against his companion in a paroxysm of uncontrollable laughter. "Quick, nifty and entertaining, that! Say Engineer Fairbanks, I don't know who that fellow Wheels is, but I'd be interested and proud to make his acquaintance. Now steam up and air brake ready, while we ...
— Ralph on the Overland Express - The Trials and Triumphs of a Young Engineer • Allen Chapman

... my fault," said Townsend, "only I'd like to rise to remark while I'm lying here that I think we're going to make a pretty nifty patrol. Joe wouldn't go in swimming on account of his mother; couldn't force him to it, ...
— Pee-Wee Harris Adrift • Percy Keese Fitzhugh

... nifty fun!" cried Tom, as, having rubbed as much of the candle on his sled runners as the steel would hold, he turned his coaster ...
— The Curlytops and Their Playmates - or Jolly Times Through the Holidays • Howard R. Garis



Words linked to "Nifty" :   corking, swell, colloquialism, bang-up, bully, cracking, peachy, neat, keen, good, slap-up, dandy, groovy, great, not bad, smashing



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