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soapy

[ soh-pee ]
/ ˈsoʊ pi /
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adjective, soap·i·er, soap·i·est.
containing or impregnated with soap: soapy water.
covered with soap or lather: soapy dishes.
of the nature of soap; resembling soap: a soft, soapy fiber.
pertaining to or characteristic of soap: a clean, soapy smell.
Informal. characteristic or reminiscent of a soap opera; melodramatic; corny: a soapy plot.
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Origin of soapy

First recorded in 1600–10; soap + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM soapy

soap·i·ly, adverbsoap·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for soapy

soapy
/ (ˈsəʊpɪ) /

adjective soapier or soapiest
containing or covered with soapsoapy water
resembling or characteristic of soap
slang flattering or persuasive
noun plural -pies
Australian a variant of soapie

Derived forms of soapy

soapily, adverbsoapiness, noun
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