- the liquid that drips.
- fat and juices exuded from meat in cooking, used for basting, for making gravy, or as a cooking fat.
- drip painting,
- dripping pan,
Origin of dripping
verb (used without object), dripped or dript, drip·ping.
verb (used with object), dripped or dript, drip·ping.
Origin of drip
Examples from the Web for dripping
Storey said Wright often returned applications “dripping in red pen.”
One industry executive complained that Wright returned unapproved applications “dripping in red pen.”
Yeonmi gathered clothes from the trash, while her parents collected water from a dripping tap.How ‘Titanic ’Helped This Brave Young Woman Escape North Korea’s Totalitarian State|Lizzie Crocker|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It’s arguably the best film of the ‘90s—a postmodern pop culture smorgasbord awash in nihilism and dripping with retro cool.The Secrets of ‘Pulp Fiction’: 20 Things You Didn’t Know About the Movie on Its 20th Anniversary|Marlow Stern|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By then, dripping with fevered sweat, she would have been inarguably contagious.
The man approached, dripping and breathing heavily, and placed his hands on the combing.Tom Slade at Temple Camp|Percy K. Fitzhugh
If dripping may be used for frying, could we not take the dripping left from joints, mother?Little Folks (Septemeber 1884)|Various
Turning, he found Sergeants Potter and Wilson at the head of the stairs, their dripping hats in their hands.
Cut it up, and put it into a stew-pan with a pint of beef-gravy, or dripping of roast-beef.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches|Eliza Leslie
The welcome ray shot straight across the cell where she stood by the fireplace, and she remarked that the dripping did not cease.Jack Harkaway and His Son's Escape From the Brigand's of Greece|Bracebridge Hemyng
verb drips, dripping or dripped
- the usually intravenous drop-by-drop administration of a therapeutic solution, as of salt or sugar
- the solution administered
- the equipment used to administer a solution in this way
Word Origin for drip
c.1300, perhaps from Middle Danish drippe, from Proto-Germanic *drup- (cf. Dutch druipen, German triefen), from PIE root *dhreu-. Related to droop and drop. Old English had cognate drypan "to let drop," dropian "fall in drops," and dreopan "to drop." Related: Dripped; dripping.
mid-15c., from drip (v.). The slang meaning "stupid, feeble, or dull person" is first recorded 1932, perhaps from earlier American English slang sense "nonsense" (1919).