runny

[ ruhn-ee ]
/ ˈrʌn i /

adjective, run·ni·er, run·ni·est.

tending to run or drip: a runny paste.
(of the nose) discharging mucus.

Origin of runny

First recorded in 1810–20; run + -y1
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British Dictionary definitions for runny

runny

/ (ˈrʌnɪ) /

adjective -nier or -niest

tending to flow; liquid
(of the nose or nasal passages) exuding mucus
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Word Origin and History for runny

runny


adj.

1817, from run (v.) + -y (2).

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