- tending to grab or grasp for gain; greedy: a grabby ticket scalper.
- Slang. provoking immediate attention or interest; arresting: a poster with some really grabby artwork.
- having a capacity for or tendency toward holding, grasping, or sticking: Car tires that are too grabby waste fuel.
Origin of grabby
Related Words for grabbyacquisitive, avaricious, avid, carnivorous, close, close-fisted, covetous, craving, desirous, eager, edacious, gluttonous, grasping, hoggish, hungry, impatient, insatiable, esurient, grudging
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Contemporary Examples of grabby
It seems like, since we live in the sound bite era, grabby headlines like “EBOLA” and “ISIS” tend to drown out those numbers.Jon Stewart Talks ‘Rosewater’ and the ‘Chickensh-t’ Democrats’ Midterm Massacre
November 9, 2014
But there is nothing subversive or cool about being a grabby creep.Revenge on the Pervs: Why the Tide Is Finally Turning Against Dov Charney and Terry Richardson
June 20, 2014
Google demands headlines that are more informative than grabby.Read All About It!
May 1, 2012
Historical Examples of grabby
Besides, with no elders to restrain him, Harold was decidedly rude and "grabby."The Cinder Pond
Carroll Watson Rankin
- greedy or selfish
- direct, stimulating, or attention-grabbinggrabbier opening paragraphs