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soppy

[sop-ee]
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adjective, sop·pi·er, sop·pi·est.
  1. soaked, drenched, or very wet, as ground.
  2. rainy, as weather.
  3. British Slang. excessively sentimental; mawkish.
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Origin of soppy

First recorded in 1605–15; sop + -y1
Related formssop·pi·ness, noun
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Related Words

clammy, dank, foggy, humid, misty, muggy, pouring, rainy, saturate, saturated, slimy, slippery, slushy, snowy, soaked, sodden, soggy, sopping, soused, stormy

Examples from the Web for soppy

Historical Examples

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

    The Adventures of Joel Pepper

    Margaret Sidney

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

    Carnival

    Compton Mackenzie

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

    Coquette

    Frank Swinnerton

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

    Coquette

    Frank Swinnerton

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


British Dictionary definitions for soppy

soppy

adjective -pier or -piest
  1. wet or soggy
  2. British informal silly or sentimental
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Derived Formssoppily, adverbsoppiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for soppy

adj.

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

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