Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Inclined to nag or pester with continued complaints or petty faultfinding.
  • Irritable.
  • noun A little nag.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective colloq. Irritable; touchy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Prone to nag, irritable

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

nag + -y

Examples

  • Question is, how does one do that with their husband without being overly naggy or overbearing?

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  • And being willing to take it, even when there's a naggy voice in the back of my head saying butbutbutbutbutbut you have a book due April 15.

    Ask, and you shall receive

  • I can picture her naggy personality bringing that up in a debate.

    Hawaii's Senator Inouye Warns Obama Against Running

  • For the sake of being naggy; we need incentives to save, not spend.

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  • Unfortunately she adopted that shrill, naggy tone that she lapses into when she forgets people are listening and really goes after someone.

    Dueling Memos: Hillary And Obama Camps Club Each Other

  • While you should be enjoying the warm glow of the honeymoon period, you're already starting to have naggy little doubts.

    Jimmy Leach: Here to Stay?

  • While you should be enjoying the warm glow of the honeymoon period, you're already starting to have naggy little doubts.

    Jimmy Leach: Here to Stay?

  • And the endless flood of studies detailing the horrors of obesity provide plenty of ammo for the naggy types who want heavy users to change their ways.

    Fast-Food Lovers, Unite!

  • You know the ones -- the naggy notes, the worried pleas, the guilt-grams, the ALL CAPS missives, the technologically panicked cries for help and the e-mails from moms who compulsively forward dire health warnings to their kids.

    ‘Oh, Mom!’

  • While you should be enjoying the warm glow of the honeymoon period, you're already starting to have naggy little doubts.

    Jimmy Leach: Here to Stay?

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