follow Dictionary.com

Capitol vs. capital? What's the difference?

pushy

[poo sh-ee] /ˈpʊʃ i/
adjective, pushier, pushiest. Informal.
1.
obnoxiously forward or self-assertive.
Origin of pushy
1935-1940
1935-40, Americanism; push + -y1
Related forms
pushily, adverb
pushiness, noun
Synonyms
brazen, brash, cheeky.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for pushiness
Historical Examples
  • Thus we are left with spatio-temporal positions, and what I may term the ‘pushiness’ of the body.

    The Concept of Nature Alfred North Whitehead
British Dictionary definitions for pushiness

pushy

/ˈpʊʃɪ/
adjective (informal) pushier, pushiest
1.
offensively assertive or forceful
2.
aggressively or ruthlessly ambitious
Derived Forms
pushily, adverb
pushiness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for pushiness

pushy

adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for pushy

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for pushiness

0
16
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for pushiness