verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of droop
Examples from the Web for droop
Against the dim interior her head, with its nimbus of hair, had the droop and poise of the head of a medival saint.Phases of an Inferior Planet|Ellen Glasgow
In such places they get no sun to make them droop, and a good watering keeps them as fresh as if they had not been disturbed.
Lifting it distastefully between finger and thumb, she glanced up at him with a droop of her delicate lips.Captain Desmond, V.C.|Maud Diver
And now he looked up at her, but the terrible emotion she was suffering had made her droop her head.The Reason Why|Elinor Glyn
Phœbe felt all the tremendous force of Droop's logic, and she flushed with excitement.The Panchronicon|Harold Steele Mackaye
British Dictionary definitions for droop
Word Origin for droop
Word Origin and History for droop
early 13c., from Old Norse drupa "to drop, sink, hang (the head)," from Proto-Germanic *drup-, from PIE *dhreu-, related to Old English dropian "to drop" (see drip). Related: Drooped; drooping. As a noun, from 1640s.