Pronunciation: (nûr'vē), [key]
—adj., nerv•i•er, nerv•i•est.
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 Brit.straining one's patience or forbearance; trying.
5. nervous; excitable; on edge.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.