Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

edgy

play
adjective \ˈe-jē\

Simple Definition of edgy

  • : nervous and tense

  • : having or showing a harsh or unkind quality

  • : new and unusual in a way that is likely to make some people uncomfortable

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of edgy

edgier

edgiest

  1. 1 :  having an edge :  sharp

  2. 2 a :  being on edge :  tense, irritable b :  characterized by tension <edgy negotiations>

  3. 3 :  having a bold, provocative, or unconventional quality <an edgy film>

edgily

play \ˈe-jə-lē\ adverb

edginess

play \ˈe-jē-nəs\ noun

Examples of edgy in a sentence

  1. Too much coffee makes me edgy.

  2. Why are you so edgy?

  3. Their relationship has always been edgy.

  4. one of the director's edgier films



1775

First Known Use of edgy

1775

Rhymes with edgy



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up edgy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a representation of something

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

confounded-person

Which is a synonym of indolent?

lazy melancholy frenetic philistine
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ