adjective, nerv·i·er, nerv·i·est.
Related formsnerv·i·ly, adverbnerv·i·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for nervy
This always made the Turks nervy, and their trenches would be manned and every individual would blaze away for all he was worth.With the Judans in the Palestine Campaign|J. H. (John Henry) Patterson
Not too much of it, or the Turk will think we're nervy, and begin to suspect—not too little, or he'll wonder if we're moving.Tell England|Ernest Raymond
I wish good old-fashioned bad temper was still the word for highly strung and nervy people.My War Experiences in Two Continents|Sarah Macnaughtan
It was as nervy a thing as I ever seen, and I never seen it outside of a circus.The Motor Boys|Clarence Young
Close behind me came the cattleman, the kind of cool, nervy Texan I liked.The Rustlers of Pecos County|Zane Grey