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soppy

[sop-ee]
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adjective, sop·pi·er, sop·pi·est.
  1. soaked, drenched, or very wet, as ground.
  2. rainy, as weather.
  3. British Slang. excessively sentimental; mawkish.

Origin of soppy

First recorded in 1605–15; sop + -y1
Related formssop·pi·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for soppy

Historical Examples

  • "The cloth's all wet and soppy," said Joel, beginning to twitch at the bandage.

    The Adventures of Joel Pepper

    Margaret Sidney

  • If you only knew what it meant for Jenny Pearl to be the soppy one.

    Carnival

    Compton Mackenzie

  • Sally wondered why a good-looking boy so often had a soppy one with him.

    Coquette

    Frank Swinnerton

  • And she looked at silly old Miss Jubb, and soppy May, and thought how they had no lovers.

    Coquette

    Frank Swinnerton

  • The thaw had just set in and the ground was soppy, which was bad luck.


British Dictionary definitions for soppy

soppy

adjective -pier or -piest
  1. wet or soggy
  2. British informal silly or sentimental
Derived Formssoppily, adverbsoppiness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for soppy

adj.

"very wet," 1823, from sop + -y (2). Meaning "sentimental" first recorded 1918. Related: Soppiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper