drippy

[ drip-ee ]
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adjective,drip·pi·er, drip·pi·est.
  1. dripping or tending to drip: a drippy faucet.

  2. tending to be rainy, wet, or drizzly: a hot, drippy country; drippy weather.

  1. Slang. revoltingly sentimental; mawkish: another drippy love story.

Origin of drippy

1
First recorded in 1810–20; drip + -y1

Words Nearby drippy

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How to use drippy in a sentence

  • Sometimes he goes to the brook and sits on a stone by a pool there, while I go wading and get my stummick wet and drippy and cool.

    The Idyl of Twin Fires | Walter Prichard Eaton
  • But Squire Sandal, though flushed and rumpled looking, had still the air of drippy mornings and hazy afternoons about him.

    The Squire of Sandal-Side | Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • As I handed him the first slice of drippy lusciousness I turned my head away.

    The Melting of Molly | Maria Thompson Daviess
  • As I handed him the first slice of drippy lusciousness, I turned my head away.

    The Melting of Molly | Maria Thompson Daviess
  • They have got you now and you're all damp and drippy, and your best girl is having one hysteric after another.

    At Good Old Siwash | George Fitch

British Dictionary definitions for drippy

drippy

/ (ˈdrɪpɪ) /


adjective-pier or -piest
  1. informal mawkish, insipid, or inane

  2. tending to drip

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