What does edgy mean?

Definitions for edgy
ˈɛdʒ iedgy

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word edgy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. edgy, high-strung, highly strung, jittery, jumpy, nervy, overstrung, restive, uptightadjective

    being in a tense state


  1. edgyadjective

    nervous, apprehensive

  2. edgyadjective

    (entertainment/advertising jargon): creatively challenging; cutting edge; leading edge

  3. edgyadjective

    (entertainment/advertising jargon): on the edge between acceptable and offensive; pushing the boundaries of good taste; dodgy


  1. edgy

    Edgy typically refers to anything that is avant-garde, innovative, unconventional, or pushing the boundaries of cultural, social, or political norms. It is often seen as provocative, trendy, daring, or pushing societal boundaries. The term is often used in relation to fashion, music, literature, or other forms of artistic expression.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Edgyadjective

    easily irritated; sharp; as, an edgy temper

  2. Edgyadjective

    having some of the forms, such as drapery or the like, too sharply defined

  3. Etymology: [From Edge.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. EDGY

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Edgy is ranked #157234 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Edgy surname appeared 103 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Edgy.

    95.1% or 98 total occurrences were White.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of edgy in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of edgy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of edgy in a Sentence

  1. Alyson Stoner:

    From a business standpoint I was able to be a part of a more mature topic without being the character that necessarily does all of the edgy things.

  2. Paul Dergarabedian:

    He’s very much tuned into the indie world and the specialized film vibe, it’s just a way to get out the kind of edgy, interesting and sometimes enlightening content that these films sometimes provide.

  3. Christina Zayas:

    They liked my edgy style and that I appealed to the younger market.

  4. Marco Rubio:

    Look, this is a pattern. This is a game he plays. He says something that's edgy and outrageous and then the media flocks and covers that and then no one else can get any coverage on anything else, and that worked when there were 15 people running for president. It's not going to work anymore. I'm going to spend zero time on his interpretation of the Constitution with regards to eligibility.

  5. Matt Delzell:

    Cam has a cool factor about him, he puts his name and reputation behind different things in different categories again because of the nature of who he is, peyton does pizza and insurance and those are pretty safe categories, safe companies. Beats (headphones) is edgy, they play hip hop in their spots and they are all about music and being cool and Under Armour is certainly a cool brand as well.

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