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"Definitely dodgy," agreed George. "So he wouldn't even tell you who's supposed to be plotting all this stuff?"
- speaking of Dobby (CS3)

"Isn't that what he was doing the night he was supposed to be tailing me? Picking up dodgy cauldrons?"
- Harry on Mundungus (OP6)

Definition

Unreliable, with slightly criminal or less than honest overtones. Probably derived from “dodging the law”.

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Tags: British