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edgy

[ ej-ee ]
/ ˈɛdʒ i /
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adjective, edg·i·er, edg·i·est.
nervously irritable; impatient and anxious.
sharp-edged; sharply defined, as outlines.
daringly innovative; on the cutting edge.
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Origin of edgy

First recorded in 1765–75; edge + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM edgy

edg·i·ly, adverbedg·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for edgy

edgy
/ (ˈɛdʒɪ) /

adjective -ier or -iest
(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

Derived forms of edgy

edgily, adverbedginess, noun
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