= S =
spiffy /spi'fee/ adj.
1. Said of programs having a
pretty, clever, or exceptionally well-designed interface. "Have
you seen the spiffy X version of empire yet?" 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. This word
was common mainstream slang during the 1940s, in a sense close to
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.