choosy

adjective \ ˈchü-zē \
variants: or less commonly choosey

Definition of choosy

choosier; choosiest
:fastidiously selective :particular
  • choosy shoppers

Examples of choosy in a Sentence

  1. You can't be too choosy if you want a job right away.

  2. We could afford to be as choosy as we wanted to be.

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First Known Use of choosy

1862


CHOOSY Defined for English Language Learners

choosy

adjective

Definition of choosy for English Language Learners

  • : very careful in choosing : liking only certain things


CHOOSY Defined for Kids

choosy

adjective \ ˈchü-zē \

Definition of choosy for Students

choosier; choosiest
:careful in making choices
  • a choosy shopper


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