Meaning of “edgy” in the English Dictionary

"edgy" in English

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uk /ˈedʒ.i/ us /ˈedʒ.i/ informal
adverb uk /ˈedʒ.əl.i/ us /ˈedʒ.əl.i/

Examples from literature

  • Ann was edgy about it this year. 
  • I'm a bit edgy.' I must have shown surprise. 
  • She acted kinda edgy. 
  • She was a little bit slack and edgy to-day, anyhow. 
  • So when you were feeling edgy and blue and miserable you either kept out of his way or kept your troubles to yourself. 

(Definition of “edgy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"edgy" in American English

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us /ˈedʒ·i/

nervous or easily upset:

He paced the hallway looking edgy and impatient.

(Definition of “edgy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)