choosy choosey

adjective especially BrE someone who is choosy will only accept food, clothes, jobs etc that they consider to be very good; picky: She didn't much like the job, but she knew she couldn't afford to be choosy.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • choosy — choosey choosey choosy choosyadj. difficult to please, especially in details. Syn: particular, fussy. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • choosey — choosy choosyadj. difficult to please, especially in details. Syn: particular, fussy. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • choosy — 1862, Amer.Eng., from CHOOSE (Cf. choose) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Also sometimes choosey. Related: Choosiness …   Etymology dictionary

  • choosy — ☆ choosy or choosey [cho͞o′zē ] adj. choosier, choosiest Informal very careful or fussy in choosing …   English World dictionary

  • choosy — choos|y choosey [ˈtʃu:zi] adj informal someone who is choosy will only accept things that they like a lot or they consider to be very good choosy about ▪ She s very choosy about clothes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • choosey — adj. selective, fussy, fastidious, picky (also choosy) choos·y || tʃuːzɪ adj. selective, fussy, fastidious, picky (also choosey) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • choosy — or choosey adjective (choosier; est) Date: 1862 fastidiously selective ; particular < choosy shoppers > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • choosy — choos·y || tʃuːzɪ adj. selective, fussy, fastidious, picky (also choosey)adj. selective, fussy, fastidious, picky (also choosy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • choosy — /ˈtʃuzi/ (say choohzee) adjective Colloquial hard to please, particular, fastidious, especially in making a choice: choosy about food. Also, choosey. {US slang (1860s); choos(e) + y1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • choosey — adjective see choosy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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