jabby

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From jab

Adjective[edit]

jabby (comparative jabbier, superlative jabbiest)

  1. short yet vigorous and forceful.
    • 2008 April 4, The New York Times, “Pop and Rock Listings”, New York Times:
      Its tight, jabby songs, influenced equally by minimalist post-punk and sentimental white soul, end just when you think you’ve figured them out.
  2. Characterized by jab-like rhymthms or actions.
    Short, jabby movements of the knife.

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