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Definition of "grabby" [grabby]

  • Informal Acquisitive or greedy. (adjective)
  • Informal Attracting attention; striking: "Many critics charge, however, that these new resources are being used ... to attract viewers, using grabby images and exotic locales” ( Alan Bunce). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "grabby" in a sentence
  • "* I have been appropriately called to task by my good friend, astute coach and NPR host, Marty Nemko, for bad mouthing the many entrepreneurs who have made this country great as "grabby" and opportunistic."
  • "(He's less "grabby" than your other uncle, too ...)"
  • "The reason is that indium freezes at 23 degrees, just above the point where snow becomes "grabby," as engineer Scott Barbieri says."