[ soo-pee ]
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adjective,soup·i·er, soup·i·est.
  1. resembling soup in consistency: soupy oatmeal.

  2. very thick; dense: a soupy fog.

  1. Informal. overly sentimental; mawkish: soupy love scenes.

Origin of soupy

First recorded in 1870–75; soup + -y1

Words Nearby soupy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use soupy in a sentence

  • Lockhart brought the Magellan down gradually, closer, closer, and finally sank it into the soupy atmosphere of Venus.

    The Secret of the Ninth Planet | Donald Allen Wollheim
  • On one occasion he was ordered with his own troops and a body of Marathas to capture the little fort of soupy.

  • Where he broke it away oozed a soupy liquid full of tiny maggots in a delirium of feasting.

    The Forgotten Planet | Murray Leinster
  • They had plunged into very soupy weather with low clouds and some wind.

    A Yankee Flier in Italy | Rutherford G. Montgomery

British Dictionary definitions for soupy


/ (ˈsuːpɪ) /

adjectivesoupier or soupiest
  1. having the appearance or consistency of soup

  2. informal, mainly US and Canadian emotional or sentimental

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