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[grip-ee] /ˈgrɪp i/
adjective, grippier, grippiest.
afflicted with the grippe.
Origin of grippy1
grippe + -y1


[grip-ee] /ˈgrɪp i/
adjective, grippier, grippiest. Chiefly Scot.
stingy; avaricious.
First recorded in 1800-10; grip + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Have na I come in a the gait frae the grippy to do this; and am I no to get a black bawbee for my pains?

    The Entail John Galt
  • Thus ended the annunciation of the conjugal felicity of which grippy was the architect.

    The Entail John Galt
  • My own memory is as stubborn as a mule and as grippy as a bulldog.

    Friar Tuck Robert Alexander Wason
  • But, in this affair, grippy did not think fit to confer with any of his sons.

    The Entail John Galt
  • The scene in the parlour of grippy, after the inquiry, was of the most solemn and lugubrious description.

    The Entail John Galt
  • You have lived ever since your marriage with my father at grippy.

    The Entail John Galt
  • He had been back in civilization scarcely a week before he and his men were confined to bed with a grippy cold.

    Psychotherapy James J. Walsh
  • Yesterday morning the air became milder, the hoarfrost began to disappear, and presently the snow became "grippy" underfoot.

    In Pastures Green Peter McArthur
  • For a good, grippy story, it is the best of the present seasons output.Cleveland Leader.

    Justin Wingate, Ranchman John H. Whitson
  • Yere no far frae the mark, grippy; and now Ill tell you wherein the likeness lies.

    The Entail John Galt
British Dictionary definitions for grippy


(of a material) having adhesive qualities
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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