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Definition of "edgy" []

  • Nervous or irritable: The performers were edgy as they waited for the show to begin. (adjective)
  • Having a sharp or biting edge: an edgy wit. (adjective)
  • Daring, provocative, or trend-setting: an exhibition of edgy photographs; an edgy menu. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "edgy" in a sentence
  • "As a twenty-three-year-old woman living in New York City, I will assign myself the role of ambassador of my generation and attempt to respond to your article discussing the word edgy."
  • "He said it rather crossly, for his nerves were what he called edgy, and the girl still irritated him."
  • "There is enough out there that is what they call edgy and quite hard-hitting and modern and fashionable."