Adjective "Nervy" Definition and Examples




    1. brashly presumptuous or insolent; pushy: a nervy thing to say; a nervy trick to pull.

    2. having or showing courage; brave or bold: the nervy feats of the mountaineers.

    3. strong; sinewy; vigorous: a hard, nervy physique.

    4. Chiefly British. straining one's patience or forbearance; trying.

    5. nervous; excitable; on edge.


    "prices can be nervy after things."

    "places can be nervy in stages."

    "people can be nervy of times."

    "people can be nervy as wildcats."

    "markets can be nervy in/at/on mornings."

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