/spi'fee/ 1. Said of programs having a pretty, clever, or exceptionally well-designed interface. "Have you seen the spiffy X version of empire yet?" This was common mainstream slang during the 1940s.

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.

[Jargon File]

Nearby terms:

Spice LispSPIDspiderSpiderwebspiffyspikespillspimspin

Try this search on Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Google, OneLook.