- abounding in sap, as a plant.
- full of vitality and energy.
- Slang. silly or foolish.
Origin of sappy
Related Words for sappinessbathos, mawkishness, mushiness, nostalgia, reminiscence, sentiment, sentimentalism, melodrama, triteness
Examples from the Web for sappiness
Historical Examples of sappiness
That is not a nice way, but when you see you are going to lose a thing on account of sappiness, that will sometimes work.
- (of plants) full of sap
- full of energy or vitality
- slang silly or fatuous
"full of sap," Late Old English sæpig, from sæp (see sap (n.1)). Figurative sense of "foolishly sentimental" (1660s) may have developed from an intermediate sense of "wet, sodden" (late 15c.). Earlier, now obsolete, figurative senses were "full of vitality" (1550s) and "immature" (1620s).