• WordNet 3.6
    • adj grabby immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth "they are avaricious and will do anything for money","casting covetous eyes on his neighbor's fields","a grasping old miser","grasping commercialism","greedy for money and power","grew richer and greedier","prehensile employers stingy with raises for their employees"
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In literature:

How goes it with Jobson and Grabbie?
"Stories by English Authors: Scotland" by Various
On'y things look mighty grabby now.
"Cheerful--By Request" by Edna Ferber
Sarah was mighty grabby, though, wasn't she, Milly?
"Molly Brown's Orchard Home" by Nell Speed
And she couldn't help wishing all the others wouldn't be quite so grabby.
"Mary Jane's City Home" by Clara Ingram Judson
Looks like it ain't 'zactly grabby fer me ter git a holiday onct every fifty years.
"The Comings of Cousin Ann" by Emma Speed Sampson
HABBAKUK GRABBIE, Portioner in Ramoth-Drumclog.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 360, October 1845" by Various
When she got to the door she added, over her shoulder: "Girney-go-grabby, the cat's cousin," and ran.
"The Weans at Rowallan" by Kathleen Fitzpatrick
HABBAKUK GRABBIE, Portioner in Ramoth-Drumclog.
"Tales from "Blackwood"" by Various

In news:

Miss Manners When turkey day is grabby day.
Consumers can get grabby with local deals.
Who Wins Today's Grabby Tabloid Battle For Your Eyeballs.
Felicity and Eva Longoria get grabby.
The spray paint is used to tag grabby young men and send them on their way, marked as harassers.