adjective, choos·i·er, choos·i·est.

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

Origin of choosy

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65; choose + -y1
Related formschoos·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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adjective choosier or choosiest

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

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

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