pushy

[poosh-ee]
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Origin of pushy

An Americanism dating back to 1935–40; push + -y1
Related formspush·i·ly, adverbpush·i·ness, noun

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pushy

adjective pushier or pushiest informal
  1. offensively assertive or forceful
  2. aggressively or ruthlessly ambitious
Derived Formspushily, adverbpushiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for pushy
adj.

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

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