adjective, droop·i·er, droop·i·est.

hanging down; sagging.
lacking in spirit or courage; disheartened; dejected.

Origin of droopy

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

Synonyms for droopy

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Examples from the Web for droopy

Contemporary Examples of droopy

  • For the latter group, as long as a cake is delicious, it is considered a success, regardless of its droopy center.

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    Carrot Cake Without Eggs Recipe

    Emily Chang

    March 15, 2011

Historical Examples of droopy

  • 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



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

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

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