adjective, sap·pi·er, sap·pi·est.
Origin of sappy
Examples from the Web for sappy
Natalia comes around after a bit of ruminating to sappy music.
The trailer was too sappy to go with my friends and the poster was too steamy to go with my parents.A Love Letter to ‘The Notebook,’ a Melodrama That Commits to Its Sentimentality|Teo Bugbee|June 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The lyrics range from sappy to explicit, but the level of lunacy is nothing if not consistent.Miley Cyrus’s Craziest Lyrics From ‘Bangerz,’ Analyzed|Amy Zimmerman|October 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Not in a sappy, ‘Oh my God I totally love you way,’ but in a way that reinforces other aspects of my personality.
Dropping off Haley at school could have been really dewy and sappy.Emmys 2013: Julie Bowen’s Favorite ‘Modern Family’ Moments (VIDEO)|Julie Bowen|September 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
All this seems amusing to the young man; what sappy and goody-goody fashions those were.Studies in Medival Life and Literature|Edward Tompkins McLaughlin
The sappy one set the leg and withdrew, programming a call for the next day.The Sunset Trail|Alfred Henry Lewis
Then we came out in a glen that cut far into the mountains, full of the laughter of falling water and the rustle of sappy foliage.Rosinante to the Road Again|John Dos Passos
Green and blue was that fairyland, warm with the sun and redolent of the sea and the sappy fragrance of sun-bathed foliage.The Adventure Club Afloat|Ralph Henry Barbour
Most men are as sappy as green grain, an they bow whichever way the wind blows.Friar Tuck|Robert Alexander Wason
adjective -pier or -piest
"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).