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[soo-pee] /ˈsu pi/
adjective, soupier, soupiest.
resembling soup in consistency:
soupy oatmeal.
very thick; dense:
a soupy fog.
Informal. overly sentimental; mawkish:
soupy love scenes.
Origin of soupy
First recorded in 1870-75; soup + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • After cracking the shells, the procedure was to boil and strain the mixture, which gave them a rich, soupy liquid.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
  • The soupy, saffron-colored fog enshrouded the Viking as she dropped lower and lower.

    The Golden Amazons of Venus John Murray Reynolds
  • The soupy whirling Nile flood washed the decks of the steamers almost from stem to stern.

    Khartoum Campaign, 1898 Bennet Burleigh
  • With the ship bucking madly in a soupy atmosphere, few Ejectors could be mobilized and only one of them in time.

    Youth Isaac Asimov
  • The initial stages in the freezing of sea-water, when its consistency becomes gluey or soupy.


    Sir Ernest Shackleton
  • Where he broke it, it was oozing a soupy liquid and was full of tiny maggots in a delirium of feasting.

    The Mad Planet Murray Leinster
  • Well, if you ask ME, I'm glad you started off with it—this soupy stuff'd be the mischief to get away with with a fork.

    Missy Dana Gatlin
  • Lockhart brought the Magellan down gradually, closer, closer, and finally sank it into the soupy atmosphere of Venus.

    The Secret of the Ninth Planet Donald Allen Wollheim
British Dictionary definitions for soupy


adjective soupier, soupiest
having the appearance or consistency of soup
(informal, mainly US & Canadian) emotional or sentimental
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for soupy

"like soup; wet," 1828 (noted then as a Yorkshire word), from soup (n.) + -y (2). Related: Soupiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for soupy



soppy (1953+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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