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.