adjective, edg·i·er, edg·i·est.
Origin of edgy
Examples from the Web for edgy
Consider it a coffee table book for edgy rock fans who bliss out on something stronger than coffee.
He is known for his edgy, often nude photos of girls out on the town and for documenting his late night antics.
I knew it was a very well regarded, respected, kind of edgy series.Joan Allen on ‘The Killing’ Finale and That Mother of a Twist|Kevin Fallon|August 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The 18-year-old strutted down the runway Monday in an edgy, off-the-shoulder, red-and-black tweed ensemble accented with feathers.Kendall Jenner Walks in Chanel Couture; Taylor Swift Pens Op-Ed for ‘The Wall Street Journal’|The Fashion Beast Team|July 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He has sobered up and moved upstate, but his work is still as edgy and provocative as ever.
Why you should avoid using the sable as a rule is that it will make the painting too "slick" and edgy.The Painter in Oil|Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
I had been sitting around Chris's for a couple of hours, and I was beginning to get edgy.The Day of the Boomer Dukes|Frederik Pohl
The edgy sharpness of his tone made the girl open her eyes and stare at him.The Sick-a-Bed Lady|Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
She would, he thought, have been good-looking if she had not looked so tired and so edgy.The Stars, My Brothers|Edmond Hamilton
He seemed to me prickly, all sharp points and edgy, and I wished he could be more relaxed and more at ease.Warren Commission (3 of 26): Hearings Vol. III (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
adjective -ier or -iest
"having sharp edges," 1755, from edge (n.) + -y (2). Meaning "tense and irritable" is attested by 1837, perhaps from notion of being on the edge, at the point of doing something irrational (a figurative use attested from c.1600).