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Etymology 1Edit

grip +‎ -y


grippy (comparative grippier, superlative grippiest)

  1. Tending to grip well.
    • 2007 August 31, Melena Ryzik, “Portable Theater (Just Go With the Flow)”, in New York Times[1]:
      Naturally, the men play the set, drumming on the metal scaffolding as they climb around it wearing special grippy gloves.

Etymology 2Edit

grippe +‎ -y


grippy (not comparable)

  1. Afflicted with, or relating to, grippe, or influenza.
    • 1916, George Frederick Shrady, ‎Thomas Lathrop Stedman, Medical Record
      Let me state again that we must never make light of the grippy infections.