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

harvest

to pick and collect crops, or to collect plants, animals, or fish to eat

Word of the Day

In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
by Liz Walter,
September 02, 2015
Several readers have asked for information on prepositions, so I will start with a blog post that looks at an area where they are really important: travel. The first thing to remember is that we use to (and not ‘in’) after the verb go: We are going to London. I went to

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More