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edgy

[ej-ee] /ˈɛdʒ i/
adjective, edgier, edgiest.
1.
nervously irritable; impatient and anxious.
2.
sharp-edged; sharply defined, as outlines.
3.
daringly innovative; on the cutting edge.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75; edge + -y1
Related forms
edgily, adverb
edginess, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for edgily

edgy

/ˈɛdʒɪ/
adjective -ier, -iest
1.
(usually postpositive) nervous, irritable, tense, or anxious
2.
(of paintings, drawings, etc) excessively defined
3.
innovative, or at the cutting edge, with the concomitant qualities of intensity and excitement
Derived Forms
edgily, adverb
edginess, noun
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Word Origin and History for edgily

edgy

adj.

"having sharp edges," 1755, from edge (n.) + -y (2). Meaning "tense and irritable" is attested by 1837, perhaps from notion of being on the edge, at the point of doing something irrational (a figurative use attested from c.1600).

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Slang definitions & phrases for edgily

edgy

adjective
  1. (also on edge) Tense and irritable; nervous; uptight: I saw he was getting a bit edgy, so I agreed to include him (1837+)
  2. Daringly advanced; on the cutting edge: Spurred by the sudden obsession with youth culture, these editors are producing a series of visually edgy, culturally progressive new glossies (1990s+)

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