adjective (drippier; -est) Date: circa 1718 1. characterized by dripping; especially rainy, drizzly 2. mawkish 2

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  • drippy — adj. persistently dripping even when shut; as, a drippy faucet. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drippy — (adj.) 1817, from DRIP (Cf. drip) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Meaning sloppily sentimental is 1944, from the slang sense …   Etymology dictionary

  • drippy — ► ADJECTIVE (drippier, drippiest) 1) informal weak, ineffectual, or sloppily sentimental. 2) tending to drip. DERIVATIVES drippily adverb drippiness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • drippy — ☆ drippy [drip′ē ] adj. drippier, drippiest 1. characterized by dripping water, rain, etc. 2. Slang overly sentimental, stupid, etc …   English World dictionary

  • drippy — /drip ee/, adj. drippier, drippiest. 1. dripping or tending to drip: a drippy faucet. 2. tending to be rainy, wet, or drizzly: a hot, drippy country; drippy weather. 3. Slang. revoltingly sentimental; mawkish: another drippy love story. [1810 20; …   Universalium

  • drippy — [[t]drɪ̱pi[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone as drippy, you mean that they are rather stupid and weak. If you describe something such as a book or a type of music as drippy, you mean that you think it is rather stupid, dull,… …   English dictionary

  • drippy — UK [ˈdrɪpɪ] / US adjective Word forms drippy : adjective drippy comparative drippier superlative drippiest very informal someone who is drippy is very weak or boring …   English dictionary

  • drippy — mod. weak; ineffective; undesirable. D Bob can be so drippy without even try ng. □ You are proposing some pretty drippy ideas …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • drippy — drip|py [ˈdrıpi] adj informal very emotional in a silly way ▪ The movie is nothing but a drippy melodrama …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • drippy — drip|py [ drıpi ] adjective VERY INFORMAL someone who is drippy is very weak or boring …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • drippy — adjective very emotional and weak: Don t be so drippy, just call Kate and ask her out! …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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