(something is) edgy

Being "edgy" means that something is a little dark, rough, and aggressive. This word is used to describe different kinds of art and fashion. Here's a little more explanation:

  • an "edgy" movie might have some scenes of sex or violence in it.
  • "edgy" clothes are really fashionable and new.
  • "edgy" art might be a little difficult to look at.

The basic meaning of "edgy" comes from being on the edge of something. So in the example above, an
"edgy" piece of art might mean something that's shocking and hasn't been done before.

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