[doo-drop, dyoo-]


a drop of dew.

Origin of dewdrop

1150–1200; Middle English. See dew, drop Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for dewdrops

Historical Examples of dewdrops

  • There were dewdrops on the leaves, or what looked like dewdrops.

    The Independence of Claire

    Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey

  • You are a rose, too—a real, sweet garden rose, with the dewdrops on its leaves.

    Flaming June

    Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey

  • And she smiled, though the tears shone like dewdrops on her lashes.

    Richard Carvel, Complete

    Winston Churchill

  • Drops of water lay upon them; whether they were dewdrops or tears no one could say.

  • We're two twin dewdrops, you and I; you can be the dewdrops, and I'll be the twin.

    Dodo, Volumes 1 and 2

    Edward Frederic Benson

British Dictionary definitions for dewdrops



a drop of dew
British euphemistic a drop of mucus on the end of one's nose
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Word Origin and History for dewdrops



early 14c. (as two words); see dew + drop (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper