Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being grabby; acquisitive greed.

Etymologies

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grabby +‎ -ness

Examples

  • So the Pup's defense against Minnow's grabbiness is her greater mobility.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • They neither take up extra space nor evince the bodily curiosity and grabbiness common to children.

    John

  • If Richardson is the veep, I hope you're right about the grabbiness.

    Obama To Spend Tuesday Night In Key Swing State, Away From The Day's Primaries

  • High time that “Kansas” — and every other state — stopped having something the matter with it, woke up, and put a stop to grabbiness that will defeat not only itself but all the rest of us.

    Firedoglake » Repeal the Bling Tax…Erm…Estate Tax Or Not?

  • For far too long, the U.S. has been immersed in the avarice and grabbiness that have come to define all Western nations.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • It occurred to me as I wrote this that maybe their lack of ovary grabbiness is due to their genitalia.

    Stirrup Queens

  • Something else we didn't expect: The brakes feel different on the 460; easier to modulate out of the box, with less grabbiness.

    Autoblog Green

  • And the Trust's PopOffset calculator, cited by Applebaum, is a gimmick whose garish headline-grabbiness could give PETA a run for its money.

    Grist - the Latest from Grist

  • What I would do, if I were Darling, or Obama, or any G20 leader faced with bankers 'overweening grabbiness, is to imagine this "bonus culture" as a communicable disease.

    The Guardian World News

  • I’d be more resigned to this detrioration if I thought that it actually was based on market sense; alas, I suspect it has more to do with irrational land-rush grabbiness than anything else.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Trouble With High Rent

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