adjective \ˈnər-vē\

: having or showing courage or confidence

—used to describe someone who says or does rude or shocking things that make other people angry or upset

: feeling unpleasantly nervous or excited : not calm


Full Definition of NERVY

archaic :  sinewy, strong
a :  showing or expressive of calm courage :  bold
b :  marked by effrontery or presumption :  brash
nerv·i·ly \-və-lē\ adverb
nerv·i·ness \-vē-nəs\ noun

Examples of NERVY

  1. a nervy performance in the play-offs
  2. a nervy film director who's not afraid to take risks
  3. The passengers were restless and nervy after the long flight.
  4. Too much coffee makes me nervy.

First Known Use of NERVY



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