[ sop-ing ]
/ ˈsɒp ɪŋ /


soaked; drenched: Her clothes were sopping from the rain.

Origin of sopping

First recorded in 1525–35; sop + -ing2

Definition for sopping (2 of 2)

[ sop ]
/ sɒp /


verb (used with object), sopped, sop·ping.

verb (used without object), sopped, sop·ping.

to be or become soaking wet.
(of a liquid) to soak (usually followed by in).

Origin of sop

before 1000; (noun) Middle English; Old English sopp; cognate with Old Norse soppa; (v.) Old English soppian, derivative of the noun (not recorded in ME). See sup2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for sopping (1 of 3)

/ (ˈsɒpɪŋ) /


completely soaked; wet throughAlso: sopping wet

British Dictionary definitions for sopping (2 of 3)

/ (sɒp) /


(often plural) food soaked in a liquid before being eaten
a concession, bribe, etc, given to placate or mollifya sop to one's feelings
informal a stupid or weak person

verb sops, sopping or sopped

(tr) to dip or soak (food) in liquid
(when intr, often foll by in) to soak or be soaked
See also sop up

Word Origin for sop

Old English sopp; related to Old Norse soppa soup, Old High German sopfa milk with bread; see sup ²

British Dictionary definitions for sopping (3 of 3)


abbreviation for

standard operating procedure
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