Simple Definition of nervy
: 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
Examples of nervy
a nervy performance in the play-offs
a nervy film director who's not afraid to take risks
The passengers were restless and nervy after the long flight.
Too much coffee makes me nervy.
First Known Use of nervy
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Definition of nervy
1 : showing calm courage <The team won after a nervy performance.>
2 : showing or acting with disrespectful boldness
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