/giv"ee/, adj., givier, giviest. Chiefly South Midland U.S.
1. (esp. of soil) moist, soft, or spongy.
2. unsteady; rickety: That chair is getting a little givey.
3. (of weather) misty, rainy, or humid; damp.
[1820-30, Amer.; GIVE + -Y1; retention of e allows base word to be more transparent]

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