- abounding in sap, as a plant.
- full of vitality and energy.
- Slang. silly or foolish.
Origin of sappy
Examples from the Web for sappy
Natalia comes around after a bit of ruminating to sappy music.Fake Snowden Is Russia’s Newest TV Star
October 12, 2014
The trailer was too sappy to go with my friends and the poster was too steamy to go with my parents.A Love Letter to ‘The Notebook,’ a Melodrama That Commits to Its Sentimentality
June 26, 2014
The lyrics range from sappy to explicit, but the level of lunacy is nothing if not consistent.Miley Cyrus’s Craziest Lyrics From ‘Bangerz,’ Analyzed
October 8, 2013
Not in a sappy, ‘Oh my God I totally love you way,’ but in a way that reinforces other aspects of my personality.Molly: The Dangerous Drug That’s Too Good to Quit
September 8, 2013
Dropping off Haley at school could have been really dewy and sappy.Emmys 2013: Julie Bowen’s Favorite ‘Modern Family’ Moments (VIDEO)
September 4, 2013
The wind had got into the sou' west, too—a delicious air, sappy!Five Tales
Fat and green and fruitful may ye be, in the true and sappy root.Letters of Samuel Rutherford
The sappy one set the leg and withdrew, programming a call for the next day.The Sunset Trail
Alfred Henry Lewis
This was in Western Ontario amongst a range of sappy pine hills.Hunting Dogs
It is not especially valuable for timber, because it is too sappy.On Canada's Frontier
- (of plants) full of sap
- full of energy or vitality
- slang silly or fatuous
Word Origin and History for sappy
"full of sap," Late Old English sæpig, from sæp (see sap (n.1)). Figurative sense of "foolishly sentimental" (1660s) may have developed from an intermediate sense of "wet, sodden" (late 15c.). Earlier, now obsolete, figurative senses were "full of vitality" (1550s) and "immature" (1620s).