Definition of edgy adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈedʒi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈedʒi//
    (informal) (edgier, edgiest) Describing a story, Nervous
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  1. 1nervous, especially about what might happen She's been very edgy lately. After the recent unrest there is an edgy calm in the capital. I’m feeling a bit edgy about the exam tomorrow. See related entries: Nervous
  2. 2(of a film/movie, book, piece of music, etc.) having a sharp exciting quality a clever, edgy film the Ska beat, faster than reggae and a bit edgier Her ideal man would be ‘edgy’. See related entries: Describing a story
  3. Extra examples He was rather edgy with her. Hester seemed edgy about something. She had been a bit edgy all day. She made Jeff edgy with her constant demands. She was all edgy that evening. He became edgy and defensive. She’s been very edgy lately.
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