shifty Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “shifty” in the English Dictionary

"shifty" in British English

See all translations

shiftyadjective

uk   us   /ˈʃɪf.ti/
looking or ​seemingdishonest: He has shifty ​eyes. There's a ​couple of shifty-​lookingpeoplestanding on the ​streetcorner.
shiftily
adverb uk   us   /-tɪ.li/
shiftiness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of shifty from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shifty" in American English

See all translations

shiftyadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /ˈʃɪf·ti/ disapproving
intelligent and ​skilled in ​deceivingothers: His shifty ​eyes make him ​look like a used-car ​salesman.
(Definition of shifty from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shifty”
in Chinese (Simplified) (看上去)不老实的,诡诈的…
in Turkish hilekâr, kalleş, tilki gibi…
in Russian лживый, изворотливый…
in Chinese (Traditional) (看起來)不老實的,詭詐的…
in Polish przebiegły…
What is the pronunciation of shifty?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
public school

in England, an expensive type of private school (= school paid for by parents not by the government)

Word of the Day