grabby

/grab"ee/, adj., 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.
[1905-10; GRAB1 + -Y1]

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  • grabby — 1910, from GRAB (Cf. grab) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Related: Grabbiness …   Etymology dictionary

  • grabby — [grab′ē] adj. grabbier, grabbiest Informal grasping; avaricious …   English World dictionary

  • grabby — adjective (grabbier; est) Date: 1910 1. tending to grab ; grasping, greedy < grabby hands > < taught the children not to be grabby > 2. having the power to grab the attention < grabby ads > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • grabby — adjective tending to grab especially rudely or needily …   Wiktionary

  • grabby — Synonyms and related words: a hog for, acquiring, acquisitive, all devouring, all engulfing, avaricious, avid, bloodsucking, bottomless, coveting, covetous, desirous, devouring, esurient, extortionate, gluttonous, gobbling, grasping, greedy,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • grabby — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Informal. Having a strong urge to obtain or possess something, especially material wealth, in quantity: acquisitive, avaricious, avid, covetous, grasping, greedy, hungry. See DESIRE, GIVE …   English dictionary for students

  • grabby — grab|by [ græbi ] adjective INFORMAL always trying to get more of something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • grabby — adj. greedy, lustful, avaricious, covetous …   English contemporary dictionary

  • grabby — adjective (grabbier, grabbiest) informal, chiefly N. Amer. 1》 greedy. 2》 attracting attention …   English new terms dictionary

  • grabby — grab·by …   English syllables

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