soppy

[sop-ee]

adjective, sop·pi·er, sop·pi·est.

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

Nearby words

  1. soporiferous,
  2. soporific,
  3. soporose,
  4. soporous,
  5. sopping,
  6. sopranino,
  7. soprano,
  8. soprano clef,
  9. sopwith,
  10. sora

Origin of soppy

First recorded in 1605–15; sop + -y1

Related formssop·pi·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for soppy

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

soppy

adj.

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

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