drippy

[ drip-ee ]
/ ˈdrɪp i /

adjective, drip·pi·er, drip·pi·est.

dripping or tending to drip: a drippy faucet.
tending to be rainy, wet, or drizzly: a hot, drippy country; drippy weather.
Slang. revoltingly sentimental; mawkish: another drippy love story.

Nearby words

  1. drip-feed,
  2. dripless,
  3. drippage,
  4. dripping,
  5. dripping pan,
  6. dripstone,
  7. dript,
  8. drisheen,
  9. drivability,
  10. drivage

Origin of drippy

First recorded in 1810–20; drip + -y1

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British Dictionary definitions for drippy

drippy

/ (ˈdrɪpɪ) /

adjective -pier or -piest

informal mawkish, insipid, or inane
tending to drip
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Word Origin and History for drippy

drippy

adj.

1817, from drip + -y (2). Meaning "sloppily sentimental" is 1944, from the slang sense.

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