AA727 From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 124 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4228 times:
After I read through the post about British accents, I had to ask this question. I've heard the word used in different contexts of a sentence, and I haven't found a bit of a pattern between them! So, what exactly DOES "dodgy" mean?!
Bobrayner From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4214 times:
Dodgy = unreliable, uncertain, untrustworthy. A negative quality, but it varies a bit to fit the context.
Dodgy takeaway? It might make you bleed at both ends.
Dodgy beer probably tastes of vinegar.
A dodgy geezer sells dope or steals car radios.
Never play for money if your opponent has dodgy dice; and if you're handed a dodgy fiver, give 'em a smack in marf.
Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 45
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4200 times:
1. Like "The Artful Dodger" in Oliver Twist, sneaky, conniving...
2. Think about what "dodge" means, like in "dodging the question," and ap[ply it to everyday life This person would rather live in a sneaky sort of way, getting what s/he wants and not being "found out" if obtained by unethical or illegal means.
For example, some people would call Bill Clinton a "dodgy guy."