variants or judgey
: tending to judge others harshly or critically : judgmental
With the state's mandated water-use reductions taking effect on Monday, our lawns have become jungles of worry. Keep them green and face scary water bills and judgy neighbors.Karla Peterson

Examples of judgy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Resist the temptation to post a mean or judgy comment. Courtney Shea,, 26 Mar. 2020 But what if that person isn’t readily available or is kind of judgy? Dogs can be excellent listeners. cleveland, 10 Mar. 2020 Meanwhile, the Airthinx silently watched me with its judgy red light. Lisa Wood Shapiro, Wired, 12 Dec. 2019 As Brittany’s stock improves in the prying, judgy eyes of the world around her, she’s stuck with a load of defense mechanisms and the rote psychological impulse to push people away, and treat every act of kindness as pity. Michael Phillips,, 26 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1997, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of judgy was in 1997

Dictionary Entries Near judgy

Cite this Entry

“Judgy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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