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1(of a pain) sudden and sharp.‘when I got out of bed I felt a stabby pain in my left foot’
- ‘I have a nasty stabby pain in my lower right abdomen/pelvis, right above my hip bone.’
- ‘Last night I woke up around 4am with this horrible stabby feeling deep down in my left ear.’
- ‘I slept funny last night - left shoulder stabby.’
- ‘I have this weird stabby pain in my chest.’
- ‘Sometimes his head is stabby and migrainous.’
- ‘Ok, random, stabby stomach pains can go away now.’
- ‘My head is killing me, my neck feels out, my shoulders and back are one big sharp stabby ache, and someone is standing on my chest, making breathing difficult.’
- 1.1 (of popular music) characterized by staccato interjected phrases.‘a stabby guitar riff’
- ‘Meindl returns with a stellar serving of thumping grooves, rolling basslines, stabby synths, dubbed-out chords, precision drum hits and more.’
- ‘A lovely EP: exciting quick bits with stabby guitar.’
- ‘In their signature stabby synth, euro-friendly vocal format, Swedish House Mafia's Until Now is structured almost identically to their recent main stage sets.’
- ‘Even though this track is really minimal, it has so much drive thanks to those stabby bongos.’
- ‘A Loleatta Holloway sample bellows out among crowd cheers and stabby breakdowns.’
- ‘The tune doesn't stray far from the sound we've come to expect from the French label: stomping drums supported by grinding electro-house bass and stabby synth melodies.’
- ‘Somewhat arty post-glam stabby guitars and twitchy rhythms, all performed at a ridiculously uptempo rate.’
- ‘Track two kicks off with a cutting Wilko Johnson style stabby guitar riff and rolls along with a catchy chorus.’
- ‘As you would expect this track has huge stabby leads, massive riff and a cresendo that will without doubt leave your dance floor screaming for more.’
- ‘With its trademark big kicks, stabby riffs and chopped-up vocal sound all present, this remix certainly does the damage on the dancefloor.’
2(of a person) very angry; furious.‘It's not even 8 a.m. and I'm feeling stabby’
- ‘No, I'm not saying that the very air of the region makes rational decent people feel stabby.’
- ‘People who have been talking lately about "leadership," or the lack thereof on the Mets, make me feel stabby.’
- ‘I just travelled 60 miles for a meeting, only for it to be cancelled 5 minutes after it was supposed to start: this made me stabby.’
- ‘This conversation is making me stabby.’
- ‘So I'll admit, sometimes when I hear the current conversation about video I get a little stabby.’
- ‘Also I cringe every time people use the phrase "flyover country": the phrase gets me all stabby.’
- ‘It does indeed make me feel stabby when my husband steps right over that laundry basket waiting to go upstairs.’
- ‘From the long lines to the disorganized, crowded aisles to the stabby patrons, this store is sure to raise your blood pressure a few notches.’
- ‘You know what made me stabby tonight? Mosquitoes.’
- ‘Then the bank has to go and make me stabby and I got really angry because I couldn't choke the person who was 'helping' me on the phone.’
1980s: from stab + -y.
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