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grabby

[grab-ee] /ˈgræb i/
adjective, grabbier, grabbiest.
1.
tending to grab or grasp for gain; greedy:
a grabby ticket scalper.
2.
Slang. provoking immediate attention or interest; arresting:
a poster with some really grabby artwork.
3.
having a capacity for or tendency toward holding, grasping, or sticking:
Car tires that are too grabby waste fuel.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; grab1 + -y1
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British Dictionary definitions for grabby

grabby

/ˈɡræbɪ/
adjective -bier, -biest
1.
greedy or selfish
2.
direct, stimulating, or attention-grabbing: grabbier opening paragraphs
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Word Origin and History for grabby
adj.

1910, from grab (v.) + -y (2). Related: Grabbiness.

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Slang definitions & phrases for grabby

grabby

adjective
  1. Greedy; acquisitive; selfish: Share that, don't be grabby (1910+)
  2. Seizing; arresting; riveting: spent hours working on a goddamn grabby lead (1960s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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