- soprano clef,
Origin of sopping
verb (used with object), sopped, sop·ping.
verb (used without object), sopped, sop·ping.
Origin of sop
Examples from the Web for sopping
Dr. Kent Sepkowitz on why you should sleep easy on your sopping wet mattress.
Whether it actually works or not, the summons to dig deep within yourself is journey enough for our sopping wet heroes.Geoff Dyer Takes on Andrei Tarkovsky’s Film ‘Stalker’ in ‘Zona’|Chris Wallace|February 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Junius lifted a fist and dropped the sopping net on the bar.Where the Pavement Ends|John Russell
He warmed some beans and fried himself a slice of bacon, sopping up the grease with a cold biscuit left over from the day before.The Yukon Trail|William MacLeod Raine
There in the sopping lowlands they are harvesting the last marsh hay.Miss Primrose|Roy Rolfe Gilson
His legs were sopping wet from the long grass through which he strode to the edge of the gulch.The Sheriff's Son|William MacLeod Raine
Others, in the shade of the wall, cackled when they saw a Son of the Red-Haired so beplastered and sopping.Dragon's blood|Henry Milner Rideout
verb sops, sopping or sopped
Word Origin for sop
"very wet," 1877, from sop (v.) "to drench with moisture" (1680s), from sop (n.).
Old English sopp- "bread soaked in some liquid," (in soppcuppe "cup into which sops are put"), from Proto-Germanic *supp-, related to Old English verb suppan (see sup (v.2)), probably reinforced by Old French soupe (see soup (n.)). Meaning "something given to appease" is from 1660s, a reference to the sops given by the Sibyl to Cerberus in the "Aeneid."
Old English soppian, from the source of sop (n.). Related: Sopped; sopping.