Examples of drip
Examples of drip
Where does drip come from?
Drip appears to be a metaphor: You’re dripping with money, designer clothes, or confidence. Or as Bruno Mars sang on his January 2018 “Finesse (Remix)” with Cardi B: “We out here drippin’ in finesse /
It don’t make no sense.”
Its origin is disputed, including among rappers. The hip-hop blog HipHopDX claims that the word originates in the 2000s Atlanta rap scene while a 2018 Urban Dictionary entry argues it comes from early 2010s Jersey City, New Jersey slang. However, it might also be a teen TV show from the late 2000s, Zoey 101, that introduced dripping as slang for “cool.”
Ima say this one time only ! I Don’t Give a Flying Fucc about The Word DRIP ! Or Who ever say Dey created it ! BuT I make HITS and i really put dat Shit On 🤷🏾♂️ No Capp !
— Yung Gunna (@1GunnaGunna) October 21, 2018
The drip was popularized by the rapper who herself we’ve already seen dripping: Cardi B. Her 2018 hit “Drip” drips with rapper bravado: “Came through drippin’ (drip drip) / Diamonds on my wrist, they drippin’ (ice).”
Who uses drip?
Thanks to Cardi B, drip often appears in the phrase come through dripping, e.g., I came through drippin’ tonight with my red bottoms.
This phrase is a favorite of people posting outfit pics on Instagram and Twitter when they feel especially have the drip or are dripping in designer goods.
Take a good guess at which Nigerian President was standing next to Jimmy Carter in this picture.
Meanwhile this was taken in October,1977 inside the White House.
Before I forget, peep the dripping Yoruba swag while rocking the black leather shoes. The starch on the Agbada 👌🏾 pic.twitter.com/gLoG7Rgty8
— Kennedy™ (@Ken_3dy) October 17, 2018
Drip is especially applied to people’s outfits, if you didn’t catch that. You wouldn’t really say you that an event was so drip. Better to use another slang word, like lit, for those situations.
Don’t get too caught up in yourself, though, or you’ll be called out for being arrogant—for stunting, or “showing off.” It’s a fine line between having the drip and flexin’ too drip.
y’all really don’t be dripping like y’all think y’all r :/
— KT ❁❥ (@Notorious___FIG) October 18, 2018