adjective, soup·i·er, soup·i·est.

resembling soup in consistency: soupy oatmeal.
very thick; dense: a soupy fog.
Informal. overly sentimental; mawkish: soupy love scenes.

Origin of soupy

First recorded in 1870–75; soup + -y1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of soupy

  • The thick fish smell wafted through the soupy air, and my skin went clammy.

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  • Watch video of others who took a cream pie to the noggin after Soupy set the standard.

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Historical Examples of soupy

  • After cracking the shells, the procedure was to boil and strain the mixture, which gave them a rich, soupy liquid.

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    Julia Ellen Rogers

  • The soupy, saffron-colored fog enshrouded the Viking as she dropped lower and lower.

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    John Murray Reynolds

  • The soupy whirling Nile flood washed the decks of the steamers almost from stem to stern.

  • With the ship bucking madly in a soupy atmosphere, few Ejectors could be mobilized and only one of them in time.


    Isaac Asimov

  • The initial stages in the freezing of sea-water, when its consistency becomes gluey or soupy.


    Sir Ernest Shackleton

British Dictionary definitions for soupy


adjective soupier or soupiest

having the appearance or consistency of soup
informal, mainly US and Canadian emotional or sentimental
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for soupy

"like soup; wet," 1828 (noted then as a Yorkshire word), from soup (n.) + -y (2). Related: Soupiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper