\ ˈpu̇-shē How to pronounce pushy (audio) \
pushier; pushiest

Definition of pushy

: aggressive often to an objectionable degree : forward

Other Words from pushy

pushily \ ˈpu̇-​shə-​lē How to pronounce pushy (audio) \ adverb
pushiness \ ˈpu̇-​shē-​nəs How to pronounce pushy (audio) \ noun

Examples of pushy in a Sentence

he's usually very pushy about insinuating his own ideas into other people's projects the pushy cocktail waiter kept asking me if I wanted another drink, even though I hadn't finished the first one
Recent Examples on the Web It’s emotionally pushy, often corny, but also a casually smart showcase of Hollywood craft and tradition. Christopher Borrelli, chicagotribune.com, 24 Mar. 2022 Sandra Bullock plays a pushy boss who forces her young assistant (Ryan Reynolds) to marry her in order to keep her visa status in the U.S. and avoid deportation to Canada. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, 11 Feb. 2022 Central to the wannabe-rousing tone is Tommy Emmanuel and Don Harper’s pushy score, which is awash in elegiac acoustic guitar, tender orchestral strings and melodic flutes. Nick Schager, Variety, 20 Jan. 2022 Once rapport is built and a malicious link is sent, the Iranians are extra pushy at trying to get their victims to click on it, said James Elliott, a member of the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center. Arkansas Online, 18 Nov. 2021 Southwest Atlanta residents report receiving up to a half-dozen calls a day from pushy real estate agents or investors trying to buy their homes. Washington Post, 27 Oct. 2021 Finally, Mark and Mara had to make threats and get very pushy, which does not come naturally to either of them. Carolyn Rosenblatt, Forbes, 16 Oct. 2021 Bennett initially was so pushy and aggressive with Robillard that the BU director stopped taking his calls. BostonGlobe.com, 15 Oct. 2021 The blessing of supportive and protective parents Growing up around lights, cameras and boom microphones, many child stars crumble under the control of pushy parents or other greedy adults in the entertainment business. Jenna Ryu, USA TODAY, 13 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of pushy

1874, in the meaning defined above

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13 Apr 2022

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“Pushy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pushy. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for pushy


\ ˈpu̇-shē How to pronounce pushy (audio) \
pushier; pushiest

Kids Definition of pushy

: too aggressive : forward

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