- nervously irritable; impatient and anxious.
- sharp-edged; sharply defined, as outlines.
- daringly innovative; on the cutting edge.
Origin of edgy
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Examples from the Web for edgier
He moved back home and opened a new bigger, better, and edgier salon.If You Build It, They Will Skate
July 17, 2013
In recent years, many Democrats have forgotten that earlier, edgier Barack Obama.Why Obama Has Gone on Political Offensive Against Romney Over Iran
September 25, 2012
It makes her look younger and edgier and gives her a double dose of red-carpet personality.Rooney Mara, Michelle Williams, Kristen Wiig: 2012 Oscars’ Best, Worst, and Wilted
February 27, 2012
Yes, the razzle-dazzle of commercial news is more exciting and the social networking of Internet-based technologies is edgier.Washington's Longest-Running Reality Show
March 31, 2009
If you want funnier and edgier videos right now there is so much good stuff out there—Funny or Die and Crackle.After Hours with Jimmy Fallon
February 24, 2009
- (usually postpositive) nervous, irritable, tense, or anxious
- (of paintings, drawings, etc) excessively defined
- innovative, or at the cutting edge, with the concomitant qualities of intensity and excitement
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Word Origin and History for edgier
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