Pronunciation: (grab'ē),[key] —adj.,-bi•er, -bi•est. 1. tending to grab or grasp for gain; greedy: a grabby ticket scalper. 2. Slang.provoking immediate attention or interest; arresting: a poster with some really grabby artwork. 3. having a capacity for or tendency toward holding, grasping, or sticking: Car tires that are too grabby waste fuel.