choosy

[ choo-zee ]
/ ˈtʃu zi /

adjective, choos·i·er, choos·i·est.

hard to please, particular; fastidious, especially in making a selection: She's too choosy about food.

Nearby words

  1. choom,
  2. choon,
  3. choora,
  4. choose,
  5. choose up,
  6. chop,
  7. chop chop,
  8. chop mark,
  9. chop shop,
  10. chop stroke

Origin of choosy

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65; choose + -y1

Related formschoos·i·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for choosy

choosy

/ (ˈtʃuːzɪ) /

adjective choosier or choosiest

informal particular in making a choice; difficult to please
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Word Origin and History for choosy

choosy

adj.

1862, American English, from choose + -y (2). Also sometimes choosey. Related: Choosiness.

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