Definition of "jabby" [jabby]

  • Short yet vigorous and forceful. (adjective)
  • Characterized by jab-like rhymthms or actions. (adjective)

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Use "jabby" in a sentence
  • "I thought she was going to fall forward and stab Gibson in the heart with her jabby little index finger."
  • "One of the few who does is Rupert Everett, whose funny, jabby, self-deprecating, mortality-tinged, Madonna-injected memoir Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins has gone mystifyingly underappreciated, a state of neglect I'm going to try to help remedy when I put together a recommended Christmas list of the best, most unsung books of 2007."
  • "I didn't score particularly well, but that was largely due to unfamiliarity with a tricky course and that jabby putting stroke, as Mr. Smith had predicted."