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adjective, giv·i·er, giv·i·est. Chiefly South Midland U.S.
  1. (especially of soil) moist, soft, or spongy.
  2. unsteady; rickety: That chair is getting a little givey.
  3. (of weather) misty, rainy, or humid; damp.
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Origin of givey

1820–30, Americanism; give + -y1; retention of e allows base word to be more transparent
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