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"Jones, show his lordship the stock-list," said Spiffy, with a swagger.

"Ask the syndicate," said Jones, looking at Spiffy in a significant way.

Spiffy got uncommonly pale, but recovered himself in a second.

Spiffy Goldtip sent mamma mine, but declines to come to the front about Amy.

Spiffy first suggested the plan to me, and we found it succeed admirably last year.

“What a spiffy little cabin,” exclaimed the stranger as she entered the door and prepared to draw her fur parka off over her head.

Some are about as spiffy dressers as you'll see anywhere and a few are what I'd call speedy performers.

Spiffy says they will both fail, because Staggerton has not the means of having them properly brought out.

To describe all Spiffy's exertions in the Bodwinkle cause for some days prior to the ball would be impossible.

Spiffy gave me some curious statistics about invitations and the means employed to obtain them.

WORD ORIGIN

1853, of uncertain origin, probably related to spiff "well-dressed man." Spiffing "excellent" was very popular in 1870s slang. Uncertain relationship to spiff (n.) "percentage allowed by drapers to their young men when they effect sale of old fashioned or undesirable stock" (1859), or to spiflicate "confound, overcome completely," a cant word from 1749 preserved in American English slang spiflicated "drunk," first recorded 1906 in O.Henry.

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