pushy

[ poosh-ee ]
/ ˈpʊʃ i /

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

obnoxiously forward or self-assertive.

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Origin of pushy

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

OTHER WORDS FROM pushy

push·i·ly, adverbpush·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pushy

pushy
/ (ˈpʊʃɪ) /

adjective pushier or pushiest informal

offensively assertive or forceful
aggressively or ruthlessly ambitious

Derived forms of pushy

pushily, adverbpushiness, noun
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