- bold or impudent；easily agitated or alarmed; nervous
- 1. North American informal bold or impudent it was kind of nervy for Billy to be telling him how to play
- 2. British easily agitated or alarmed; nervous he was nervy and on edge
- ▪ characterized or produced by apprehension or uncertainty they made a nervy start
- 3. archaic, literary sinewy or strong.