verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of droop
Examples from the Web for drooping
Hotchkiss tied the beast and we left him there, head down against the driving rain, drooping and dejected.The Man in Lower Ten|Mary Roberts Rinehart
It would have been handsome but for a drooping, irresolute mouth, which denoted more than average weakness of character.The Third Degree|Charles Klein and Arthur Hornblow
"Mine gets beat out sometimes," said Mrs. Mathieson, drooping her head for an instant on her hands.The Carpenter's Daughter|Anna Bartlett Warner
It was of the last importance that the drooping, wearied, and dispirited garrison should be relieved by fresh men.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
Unflagging, un-flag′ing, adj. not flagging or drooping: maintaining strength or spirit.
Word Origin 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.