pushy

[ poosh-ee ]
/ ˈpʊʃ i /

adjective, push·i·er, push·i·est. Informal.

obnoxiously forward or self-assertive.

Nearby words

  1. pushover,
  2. pushpin,
  3. pushrod,
  4. pushto,
  5. pushtu,
  6. pusillanimity,
  7. pusillanimous,
  8. puskas,
  9. puss,
  10. puss in the corner

Origin of pushy

An Americanism dating back to 1935–40; push + -y1

Related formspush·i·ly, adverbpush·i·ness, noun

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Examples from the Web for pushiness

  • Thus we are left with spatio-temporal positions, and what I may term the ‘pushiness’ of the body.

    The Concept of Nature|Alfred North Whitehead


British Dictionary definitions for pushiness

pushy

/ (ˈpʊʃɪ) /

adjective pushier or pushiest informal

offensively assertive or forceful
aggressively or ruthlessly ambitious
Derived Formspushily, adverbpushiness, noun

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Word Origin and History for pushiness

pushy

adj.

"forward, aggressive," 1894 of persons (1891 of a cow), from push (v.) + -y (2). Related: Pushily; pushiness.

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