EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From choice +‎ -y.

AdjectiveEdit

choicy (comparative choicier or more choicy, superlative choiciest or most choicy)

  1. Fastidious; choosy; discriminating.
    • 2001, Jefferson Cowie, Capital Moves: RCA's Seventy-year Quest for Cheap Labor
      "As jobs became more plentiful," explained Roll, "we got more affluent, and people got more selective, and more choicy, and more independent, and I think possibly a lot of young people had a very exaggerated idea of their importance."
  2. Choice; select.
    • 1994, Lewis Grizzard, The Last Bus to Albuquerque
      I think it is very important to point out barbecue ribs, black-eyed peas, grits and collards may, in fact, be a choicy dish to many black Americans. But it also sounds pretty darn good to me, a white man.

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