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Definition of shifty

shifty

  • "shady"; "sketchy". A little strange in character or not all there.
    Did you see that guy acting all shifty when he was dancing with me?

    Last edited on Apr 06 2013. Submitted by Leah A. from Ohio University, USA on Feb 15 1999.

  • with less than credible moral fiber. More offensive than shady, but still less offensive than evil.
    You should stay away from that girl, she's pretty shifty.

    Last edited on May 18 2011. Submitted by Alan B. from Lee's Summit, MO, USA on Sep 03 2002.

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