- tending to run or drip: a runny paste.
- (of the nose) discharging mucus.
Origin of runny
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Examples from the Web for runny
The National Wildlife Federation has written up a very compelling case linking our runny noses and our warming planet.Blame Climate Change for Your Terrible Seasonal Allergies
May 14, 2014
Symptoms include fever, runny nose, coughing, and a rash all over the body, according to the CDC.A Fully Vaccinated Woman Contracted and Then Spread Measles. WTF?
April 15, 2014
It usually presents with a combination of rash, fevers, cough and runny nose, as well as characteristic spots in the mouth.Thanks, Anti-Vaxxers. You Just Brought Back Measles in NYC.
March 13, 2014
Runny eggs mixed in with all the other wonderful ingredients makes for a delicious and filling start to your day.Four Fatty (But Healthy!) Power Meals to Fuel Your Day
March 3, 2014
But moving up the hill I was still caught by some smoke, causing profuse coughing, eye watering, and a runny nose.After Victory, Palestinian Village Runs Into A Wall
April 2, 2013
Cooks me dandy rice and runny eggs, and sits on the neck of every bottle in New York while I dig.Blue-grass and Broadway
Maria Thompson Daviess
But I am antiquated enough to like the rather flat, seedy things, and the "runny" jelly is of a wonderful colour and flavour.The Library of Work and Play: Outdoor Work
Mary Rogers Miller
Alan drew up alongside of it and made out the runny outlines of the legs and arms, the torso and the head.Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town</p>
Even grown people knew nothing, except by vague hearsay, of cheese so runny that if you didn't care to eat it you could drink it.Cobb's Bill-of-Fare
Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
They were so hot that the butter melted over them instantly, and crisp outside, with delicious, runny insides.The Idyl of Twin Fires
Walter Prichard Eaton
- tending to flow; liquid
- (of the nose or nasal passages) exuding mucus
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Word Origin and History for runny
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