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[ ej-ee ]


, edg·i·er, edg·i·est.
  1. nervously irritable; impatient and anxious.
  2. sharp-edged; sharply defined, as outlines.
  3. daringly innovative; on the cutting edge.


/ ˈɛdʒɪ /


  1. usually postpositive nervous, irritable, tense, or anxious
  2. (of paintings, drawings, etc) excessively defined
  3. innovative, or at the cutting edge, with the concomitant qualities of intensity and excitement

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Derived Forms

  • ˈedgily, adverb
  • ˈedginess, noun

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Other Words From

  • edgi·ly adverb
  • edgi·ness noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of edgy1

First recorded in 1765–75; edge + -y 1

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Example Sentences

Some feel familiar and fun, some feel a little edgier and exciting, and others might be things you never want to try.

Along with the holiday fashion aesthetic, H&M’s latest drop includes dramatic volume, structured shapes and ruffles combined with an edgy undertone.

This online persona was edgy, outrageous, and oftentimes, outright filthy which helped qualify as viral content.

Moran praised Turning Point USA and said he took inspiration from its “avant garde, edgy style” in producing the video, although ultimately it’s a separate organization.

Walnut Hills is a neighborhood with beautiful Victorian homes, but a little edgier than other areas of town.

Consider it a coffee table book for edgy rock fans who bliss out on something stronger than coffee.

Maybe the wheel will turn again, and heterosexuality will come to seem edgy.

Urban Outfitters has a track record of putting out products that veer into attention-grabbing, supposedly edgy territory.

He is known for his edgy, often nude photos of girls out on the town and for documenting his late night antics.

Collectively, these young women are making entrepreneurship not just aspirational, but a little bit edgy.

He seemed to me prickly, all sharp points and edgy, and I wished he could be more relaxed and more at ease.

Their request made the necessity for His coming sacrifice stand out more sharply to His view--with edgy sharpness.

He wanted to face her when he had a free mind, when she had slept well, when her temper was not so edgy.

Trouble was, the Chief had been getting edgy about costs lately, so we knew it was about time for the annual budget battle.

A soft breath of air touched the two gentle old people in the doorway and a fragrance of young, edgy things thrilled them.


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