1. graded adjective & adjective If you describe someone or something as dodgy, you disapprove of them because they seem rather dishonest and unreliable. [British, informal, disapproval] ⇒ He was a bit of a dodgy character. ⇒ ...cash made in dodgy underworld deals. 2. graded adjective & adjective If you say that something is dodgy, you mean that it seems rather risky, dangerous, or unreliable. [British, informal] chancy ⇒ Predicting voting trends from economic forecasts is a dodgy business. 3. graded adjective & adjective If you say that someone has a dodgy heart or knee, for example, you mean that that part of their body is not very strong or healthy. [British, informal] ⇒ My heart's a bit dodgy.
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