verb (used without object), dripped or dript, drip·ping.
verb (used with object), dripped or dript, drip·ping.
- drinking song,
- drinking water,
- drinking-up time,
- drinkwater, john,
- drip cap,
- drip coffee,
- drip feed,
- drip grind,
- drip irrigation
Origin of drip
verb drips, dripping or dripped
- the usually intravenous drop-by-drop administration of a therapeutic solution, as of salt or sugar
- the solution administered
- the equipment used to administer a solution in this way
Word Origin for drip
c.1300, perhaps from Middle Danish drippe, from Proto-Germanic *drup- (cf. Dutch druipen, German triefen), from PIE root *dhreu-. Related to droop and drop. Old English had cognate drypan "to let drop," dropian "fall in drops," and dreopan "to drop." Related: Dripped; dripping.
mid-15c., from drip (v.). The slang meaning "stupid, feeble, or dull person" is first recorded 1932, perhaps from earlier American English slang sense "nonsense" (1919).