choosy

adjective
\ ˈchü-zē How to pronounce choosy (audio) \
variants: or less commonly choosey
choosier; choosiest

Definition of choosy

: fastidiously selective : particular choosy shoppers

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Examples of choosy in a Sentence

You can't be too choosy if you want a job right away. We could afford to be as choosy as we wanted to be.
Recent Examples on the Web Nationwide, enrollment in teacher-preparation programs has declined by more than one-third since 2010, and new instructors can afford to be choosy. New York Times, 7 Sep. 2021 Are the economy and the public better off when workers get to be choosy or when employers do? Erik Sherman, Forbes, 28 June 2021 That said, many legal basement apartments also flooded last night (which is an argument against living in any basement, although obviously many people aren’t in a position to be choosy). Kim Velsey, Curbed, 3 Sep. 2021 Sellers also get to be more choosy among offers and prioritize those with fewer steps to dance around. Peter Lazaroff, Forbes, 10 May 2021 Are the economy and the public better off when workers get to be choosy or when employers do? Erik Sherman, Forbes, 28 June 2021 Are the economy and the public better off when workers get to be choosy or when employers do? Erik Sherman, Forbes, 28 June 2021 Are the economy and the public better off when workers get to be choosy or when employers do? Erik Sherman, Forbes, 28 June 2021 Are the economy and the public better off when workers get to be choosy or when employers do? New York Times, 27 June 2021

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First Known Use of choosy

1862, in the meaning defined above

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21 Sep 2021

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“Choosy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/choosy. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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More Definitions for choosy

choosy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of choosy

: very careful in choosing : liking only certain things

choosy

adjective
\ ˈchü-zē How to pronounce choosy (audio) \
choosier; choosiest

Kids Definition of choosy

: careful in making choices a choosy shopper

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