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droopy

[droo-pee]
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adjective, droop·i·er, droop·i·est.
  1. hanging down; sagging.
  2. lacking in spirit or courage; disheartened; dejected.
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Origin of droopy

First recorded in 1200–50, droopy is from the Middle English word drupi. See droop, -y1
Related formsdroop·i·ness, noun

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Related Words

bentdroopingflabbyfloppylanguidpendulousstoopedlanguoroussaggingsaggyslouchywilting

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  • I was droopy tired and had sharp shooting pains in my chest.

    Test Pilot

    David Goodger (goodger@python.org)

  • I be toler'ble glad ez D'rindy tuk this time ter leave home fur a few days, 'kase she hev been toler'ble ailin' an' droopy.

  • But I've never liked Charlie—no man with such a long, droopy moustache could ever be really trusted.

  • She is young and very beautiful, and wears a droopy hat and long slinky clothes which she drags across the stage.

    Behind the Beyond

    Stephen Leacock

  • No one in Oldtown had ever known either sorrel or gray to be anything else than “droopy.”


British Dictionary definitions for droopy

droopy

adjective
  1. hanging or sagging downwardsa droopy moustache
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Derived Formsdroopily, adverbdroopiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for droopy

adj.

"dejected, sad, gloomy," early 13c., drupie, perhaps from droop, perhaps from Old Norse drupr "drooping spirits, faintness."

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