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weepy

[wee-pee]
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adjective, weep·i·er, weep·i·est.
  1. weeping or tending to weep; tearful; lachrymose.
  2. Informal. sad or sentimental, especially to the point of causing one to weep: a movie with a weepy ending.
  3. exuding water or other moisture; leaky; seepy.

Origin of weepy

First recorded in 1595–1605; weep1 + -y1
Related formsweep·i·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for weepy

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  • She breaks out into a weepy spell and announces that she is going home.

    Torchy and Vee

    Sewell Ford

  • It makes an old fellow sort of happy and weepy to see them together.

    The Woman from Outside

    Hulbert Footner

  • "Don't be weepy, daddy-dear-heart," murmured Boodles, coming and loving him.

    Furze the Cruel

    John Trevena

  • Frankie was crying–and she was not a “weepy” girl as a general thing.

    Wyn's Camping Days

    Amy Bell Marlowe

  • He enjoys, above all things, giving a ludicrous twist to a "weepy" ballad.

    Kitchener's Mob

    James Norman Hall


British Dictionary definitions for weepy

weepy

adjective weepier or weepiest
  1. liable or tending to weep
noun plural weepies
  1. a romantic and sentimental film or book
Derived Formsweepily, adverbweepiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for weepy

adj.

1825, from weep + -y (2). Related: Weepily; weepiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper