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grippy1

[grip-ee] /ˈgrɪp i/
adjective, grippier, grippiest.
1.
afflicted with the grippe.
Origin of grippy1
grippe + -y1

grippy2

[grip-ee] /ˈgrɪp i/
adjective, grippier, grippiest. Chiefly Scot.
1.
stingy; avaricious.
Origin
First recorded in 1800-10; grip + -y1
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  • But, in this affair, grippy did not think fit to confer with any of his sons.

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    John Galt
  • At the same time, its what I jealouse, grippy, yell no be vera content to hear.

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

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

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    John Galt
  • The things sae settled, grippy, and its no for you and me to cast out about it.

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

    Friar Tuck Robert Alexander Wason
  • 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
  • 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?

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

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    John Galt
British Dictionary definitions for grippy

grippy

/ˈgrɪpɪ/
adjective
1.
(of a material) having adhesive qualities
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