I. verb (dripped; dripping) Etymology: Middle English drippen, from Old English dryppan; akin to Old English dropa drop Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to let fall in drops <
a brush dripping paint
2. to let out or seem to spill copiously <
her voice dripping sarcasm
trees dripping Spanish moss
intransitive verb 1. a. to let fall drops of moisture or liquid <
wet clothes dripping onto the floor
b. to overflow with or as if with moisture <
stories dripping with pop-culture references
toast dripping with butter
2. to fall in or as if in drops <
let the excess drip off
3. to waft or pass gently • dripper noun II. noun Date: 1664 1. a part of a cornice or other member that projects to throw off rainwater; also an overlapping metal strip or an underneath groove for the same purpose 2. a. a falling in drops b. liquid that falls, overflows, or is extruded in drops <
a pan to catch drips
3. the sound made by or as if by falling drops 4. a device for the administration of a fluid at a slow rate especially into a vein; also a material so administered 5. a dull or unattractive person III. adjective Date: 1895 of, relating to, or being coffee made by letting boiling water drip slowly through finely ground coffee <
drip coffee
a drip pot

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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