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sappy

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adjective sap·py \ˈsa-pē\

Simple Definition of sappy

  • : sad or romantic in a foolish or exaggerated way

  • : foolish or silly : not thinking clearly or showing good judgment

  • : full of sap

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sappy

sappier

sappiest

  1. 1 :  abounding with sap

  2. 2 :  resembling or consisting largely of sapwood

  3. 3a :  overly sweet or sentimentalb :  lacking in good sense :  silly

Examples of sappy in a sentence

  1. She gets all sappy when she is around babies.

  2. <a sappy letter filled with silly romantic clichés>



12th Century

First Known Use of sappy

12th century

Rhymes with sappy


SAPPY Defined for Kids

sappy

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adjective sap·py \ˈsa-pē\

Definition of sappy for Students

sappier

sappiest

  1. :  sad or romantic in a foolish or exaggerated way <a sappy story>




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