choosey | choosy, adj.
orig. U.S. Disposed to be particular in one's choice; fastidious, fussy.
1862 Harper's Mag. Dec. 100/2 But so I'm sure enough thar at last, I'm noways choosy about the road.1915
J. Webster Dear Enemy (1916) 68, I am very choosey
in regard to homes, and I reject three-fourths of those that offer.1927
P. G. Wodehouse Small Bachelor i. 4 ‘Mr. Finch had been getting what you might call choosey
about his clothes...’ ‘What do you mean, choosey?’ ‘Particular, sir.’
1931 Publisher's Circular 13 June 747/2, I have found that collectors who ask for discounts are the choosiest of buyers. They want the best.
1936 P. G. Wodehouse Laughing Gas xii. 119 It so happens that in the matter of pyjamas I've always been a trifle on the choosy side. I'm not one of those fellows who just charge into a hosier's and grab anything.
1948 Daily Tel. 16 July, I hear that air passengers are becoming more choosy about where they sit. Seats in the rear of the plane are now preferred.1956
A. Wilson Anglo-Saxon Attitudes i. iii. 63 Gerald saw that this topic, too, did not appeal to Elvira. He disliked ‘choosey
’ women as a rule.