This page is about the slang term iffy


doubtful; of uncertain quality or legality

For example

  • We'd planned to release our new line of products in June, but it's looking a bit iffy now that we're having these production delays.

  • You've got to know a lot about gems before you start buying them. The quality of the stones you get in some of these places can be pretty iffy.

Quick Quiz

The legal situation of foreigners who buy land in some Asian countries can be a bit iffy. If you're thinking of doing it, you

a. need to be careful

b. have nothing to worry about

c. should forget about it altogether

Slang of the Day

Contributor: Matt Errey