The ghetto side of trendy
Dude, you know what trendy means. Well, edgy is the ghetto side of trendy.
Using this idea, in a London context, Shoreditch could be seen as trendy, and Hackney or Bethnal Green, as edgy
by Gudrune May 04, 2012
Top Definition
Applied to books, music, or even haircuts which tend to challenge societal norms and reveal the dark side. Cutting edge.
Novels by Chris Crutcher, Adam Rapp, and Alex Flinn.
by Nikki March 21, 2005
the act of being edgy is basically teenage kids that think theyre cool. hardcore kids seem to think theyre the fucking edgyest things everr.
"why are you wearing that bandanna out of your pocket," says 9th grade homeroom teacher.

"because i'm effin edgy biotch," says asshole.
by btribe June 15, 2008
Daria - "As far as I can make out, edgy occurs when middlebrow, middle-aged profiteers are looking to suck the energy -- not to mention the spending money -- out of the "youth culture." So they come up with this fake concept of seeming to be dangerous when every move they make is the result of market research and a corporate master plan."
We only do edgy.
Is it edgy?
by Red Sewer Rat April 04, 2006
1-pushing the envelope
2- to be way out there
to be on the cutting edge or to be edgy
by Anonymous March 26, 2003
adjective describing someone in a tense state of mind; nervous; apprehensive
Jim: Why is Ed so edgy today when im around?
Jimmy: I fink he fucked your girlfriend last nite wen they were pissed.
by Gary March 25, 2005
Adjective. Taking coolness to its extreme and generally beyond the realm of actual possibility, while at the same time seemingly unaware of how ridiculous it is.

Distinctions from similar words:
* Mary-Sue: This is distinct from mary-sue because characters generally have "flaws", but which end up making them cooler as opposed to actually flawed.
* Try-hard: Edgy characters go for diversity in their coolness instead of a specific theme. An edgy character is much more diversely cool, whereas a try-hard goes for something specific, like "only using knives" or "hates color because he/she is goth".
* Campy: Edgy things are either unaware of their ridiculousness or actively try to explain it away. In contrast, campy things are totally aware of how ridiculous they are and actively embrace it.
Examples of Edgy characters/things:
* Guts from Berserk: short black hair, insanely large sword, missing hand (which he replaced with a gun), scars (which make him look cool).
* Dante from the more recent DMC:Devil May Cry.
* Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII.
* Pretty much any protagonist of a "dark and gritty" anime.
* All of the characters from the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series.
* Nearly every character in a World of Darkness campaign, especially when LARPing.
* Clive Owen, Jason Statham Bruce Willis, and Liam Neeson in a lot of their more recent films.
by Recurve March 28, 2015
1. In Glasgow (Scotland), to "keep edgy" is the act of watching out for teachers/police/law-abiding citizens while another of your friends commits a crime or prank of some kind.

2. The resulting cry from said look-out, announcing that teachers/police/law-abiding citizens are approaching.
1. "Ah wiz keepin edgy for Big Tam last night while he wiz knockin' some fanny's wheel-trims".

2. *sound of approaching diesel engine announces police car approaching*


*Everybody drops what they're doing and runs, only to turn around and discover the diesel engine belonged to a Black Hack*
by Unwept, The Lone Magpie August 29, 2005

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