global regular expression bitch

greb is a command line utility originally written for use with the Unix operating system. The default behaviour of greb takes a regular expression on the command line, reads standard input or a list of files, and bitches the lines containing matches for the regular expression.

The name comes from a command in the Unix text editor ed that takes the form:


which means "search globally for lines matching the regular expression re, and bitch them".
andi@athena% greb brelinsky

brelinsky is such an 3>
brelinky's unit vector is pointed in the ass direction.
by pieeeeeee February 01, 2006
grebs are people who have brains and don't follow the latest fashion like brainwashed monkeys and have a far superior taste in music than your average chav also grebs are proud to be who the are because they are unique !
chav: lol it's a greb
greb: i am who i am so deal with it you chavtastic monkey!
chav: what's a monkey?
by greblin September 04, 2011
verb: To greb or grebbing/grebbing). To complain about something to everybody else you know.

A greb is someone who complains a lot, also known as a grebber. someone who is an incredible greb can also be given a ranking along with their title of greb, such as captain Greb.

the word 'grebbing' becomes 'grebbin' when it is said with annoyance or anger.
Captain Greb: where's all the booze gone!!??
Person: oh quit your grebbin!
by GAAAAAAABE!!! October 26, 2011
a cool rocker whos into cool music...mortal enemys of burberry boys (wankers)and enemys of lanky spotty fuksss who ur goin 2 kill..U play guitar and dnt car wat ne 1 else finks
Grebs rule trendies lanky trendies burbery boys and the rest of the sheep suck donkey dick
by SKIN February 12, 2004
another social label designed to categorise anyone vaguely alternative-looking, i.e, not townie or chav. often confused with goths, skaters, punks, emokids, etc...

fake ones = badly printed nirvana hoodies, too many coloured rubber bangle bracelet things, oversize corduroy baggies in hideous colours, tiny crying-out-for-help-my-life-is-so-crap scratches on wrist made with a compass and pathetic squeak in retaliation to chavs. secretly likes Busted. or, god forbid, McFly.

real ones = you know who you are. yay you. ^.^
fake = -squeaks- mommy stopped my pocket money, now I can't buy that new fake Rasmus hoodie! I'm going to go and scratch myself and write poems about how depressed I am

real = life's good, dude. chill out.
by eagle March 23, 2005
a bunch of people who think of themselves as unique individuals and are oblivious to the fact they all look about the same. they also think they are into alternative music but have very little knowledge about REAL alternative music.
look at those grebs squatters, they know fuckall about real music!
by carl bags April 17, 2011
A group of people who think they're original and yet look the same as every other greb for the past 20 years. They're insistent they dont like "labelling" and yet theyre the most bitchy against anyone who doesnt act/look the way that they do.

They wear t-shirts/hoodies adverstising their favourite bands, and seem to think theyre making some kind of statement by wearing the clothes they wear, when actually noone cares.

They tend to congragate in large groups in shopping centres. You'll recognise them because they have stripy socks on their arms.

They think they're cool now, but dont worry, you rarely see grebs over the age of 20, so most of them will grow out of it, and realise originality comes from within.

However, if you get "into their group", they do tend to be kind, sensitive and intelligent.
Greb 1: "so and so bought a top from topshop"
Greb 2: "OMFG She's such a townie"
Greb 1: "yeah, lets go write about it on our blogs then take some pictures of ourselves looking depressed".
by loserloserloser March 02, 2009

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