adjective, sop·pi·er, sop·pi·est.

soaked, drenched, or very wet, as ground.
rainy, as weather.
British Slang. excessively sentimental; mawkish.

Origin of soppy

First recorded in 1605–15; sop + -y1
Related formssop·pi·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for soppy

Historical Examples of soppy

  • "The cloth's all wet and soppy," said Joel, beginning to twitch at the bandage.

  • If you only knew what it meant for Jenny Pearl to be the soppy one.


    Compton Mackenzie

  • Sally wondered why a good-looking boy so often had a soppy one with him.


    Frank Swinnerton

  • And she looked at silly old Miss Jubb, and soppy May, and thought how they had no lovers.


    Frank Swinnerton

  • The thaw had just set in and the ground was soppy, which was bad luck.

British Dictionary definitions for soppy


adjective -pier or -piest

wet or soggy
British informal silly or sentimental
Derived Formssoppily, adverbsoppiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for soppy

"very wet," 1823, from sop + -y (2). Meaning "sentimental" first recorded 1918. Related: Soppiness.

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