grab·​by | \ ˈgra-bē How to pronounce grabby (audio) \
grabbier; grabbiest

Definition of grabby

1 : tending to grab : grasping, greedy grabby hands taught the children not to be grabby
2 : having the power to grab the attention grabby ads

Examples of grabby in a Sentence

You need to learn to share and not be so grabby. very young children tend to be grabby and often refuse to share
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First Known Use of grabby

1910, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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2 Sep 2022

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“Grabby.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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