edgy

adjective \ ˈe-jē \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of edgy

edgier; edgiest
1 :having an edge :sharp
2 a :being on edge :tense, irritable
b :characterized by tension
  • edgy negotiations
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

Recent Examples of edgy from the Web

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First Known Use of edgy

1775


EDGY Defined for English Language Learners

edgy

adjective

Definition of edgy for English Language Learners

  • : 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



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