judgy

adjective
\ ˈjə-jē How to pronounce judgy (audio) \
variants: or judgey

Definition of judgy

informal
: 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, refinery29.com, "How To Convince Your Family To Take Coronavirus Seriously," 26 Mar. 2020 But what if that person isn’t readily available or is kind of judgy? Dogs can be excellent listeners. cleveland, "10 essential tips to working from home during the coronavirus outbreak," 10 Mar. 2020 Meanwhile, the Airthinx silently watched me with its judgy red light. Lisa Wood Shapiro, Wired, "The Quest for Clean Air," 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, chicagotribune.com, "‘Brittany Runs a Marathon’ review: Jillian Bell excels as a trainwreck who gets back on the rails," 26 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of judgy

1997, in the meaning defined above

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“Judgy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/judgy. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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