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1.
Shady, untrustworthy. Shady characters are often two-timers.
There are some shifty fellows in those big cities up north.
by Diggity Monkeez January 05, 2005
 
2.
To be of machiavellian character.
To bullshit people
To behave in a sneaky manner
I wouldn't trust him to work at your company Dave, he is very shifty
by Mike Harris September 07, 2003
 
3.
Someone who uses their poon-tang as bait and reels you in with latent promises of them letting you poon their tang who then relocates their tang to a un-poonable location... so while their tang isn't necessarily un-pooned you certainly aren't the tanger.
Nina.... that be damn shifty
by Danm it! Damn it's damnability August 23, 2009
 
4.
(Adj.) A word used to describe the smoothness or coolness of an action, phrase, or anything in general.
(Noun) A trick that can be performed on a skateboard, snowboard, or any variation of the two. It consists of moving of the feet in the air, creating a "shift".
"That was pretty shifty right there, Tim-dog."
by §lain §lashe November 12, 2003
 
5.
An akward situation.
Look its Sam and his Ex

Oh thats Shifty
by You know it ghandi October 09, 2009
 
6.
To observe something. Similar to "Having a butchers"
"Come and have a shifty at this girl's tits"
by Madame Chelly November 03, 2007
 
7.
A Shifty is a person that thinks he's the best, blames other people for his mistakes and doesn't understand that people do not always have time for him of things he's busy with. He generally gets mad at the people he doesn't understand.
Me: Hey, I can't make it tonight, sorry. (For let's say: Battlefield clan war)
Shifty: Then just don't come back idiot, we don't even need you anyways.
Friend: Why does he have to be such a Shifty?
by PoisonousCarrot November 17, 2013