givey

givey

[giv-ee]
adjective, givier, giviest. Chiefly South Midland U.S.
1.
(especially of soil) moist, soft, or spongy.
2.
unsteady; rickety: That chair is getting a little givey.
3.
(of weather) misty, rainy, or humid; damp.

Origin:
1820–30, Americanism; give + -y1; retention of e allows base word to be more transparent

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