Origin of sopping
verb (used with object), sopped, sop·ping.
verb (used without object), sopped, sop·ping.
Origin of sop
Synonyms for sop
Related Words for soppingsaturated, soaked, soused, drenched, soaking, dripping, dank, sodden, soggy, soppy
Examples from the Web for sopping
Contemporary Examples of sopping
Dr. Kent Sepkowitz on why you should sleep easy on your sopping wet mattress.Hurricane Sandy Won’t Bring a Mold Epidemic
November 4, 2012
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’
February 25, 2012
Historical Examples of sopping
In an instant her bonnet, her shawl, her dress, were all sopping.Shaman
By now the water in the cabin was up to the bunks, and the bed-clothes were sopping.Tales of the Fish Patrol
Mrs. Peakslow went on again, sopping her eyes with the remnant of rags.The Young Surveyor;
J. T. Trowbridge
She took off her sopping frock, and gave it to the woman to hang up.Little Folks
There in the sopping lowlands they are harvesting the last marsh hay.Miss Primrose
Roy Rolfe Gilson
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.