drip·ping | \ˈdri-piŋ \

Definition of dripping 

: fat and juices drawn from meat during cooking often used in plural

Examples of dripping in a Sentence

He cooked a turkey and made gravy from the drippings. Pour the dripping from the pan.

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Strain the pan drippings into a fat separator (or measuring cup). Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Roasted Turkey Gravy," 2 Oct. 2013 Stir drippings, the oranges and juice into compote. Woman's Day, "Pork Loin with Cherry-Orange Compote," 17 Nov. 2011 Metal plates beneath the grates help distribute heat evenly and vaporize drippings. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "CNET: Get Fired Up About These New Gas Grills," 11 July 2018 Some diners might say bread wet with drippings is too homespun for a dish that costs $68. New York Times, "It’s Not Fake French, It’s Frenchette," 10 July 2018 Privacy - Terms Sides will include a California wild rice succotash, roasted cauliflower and Yukon potatoes cooked in rotisserie drippings. Benjy Egel And Kellen Browning, sacbee, "Countdown begins on Track 7's East Sac launch. Here's when it opens - and what's on the menu," 6 July 2018 Sprinkle parsley over potatoes, then stir to coat with pan drippings. Country Living, "Chicken with Lemon and Potatoes," 2 May 2011 Just to confuse things, British pudding may also be savory, like Yorkshire pudding, the puffy batter cake that often accompanies roast beef, baked in the roasting pan with some of the beef drippings. David Tanis, New York Times, "Bread Pudding Sheds Its Sweet Image," 4 May 2018 Either that or expect the EPA head to show up at his next Congressional hearing dripping in diamonds. Stephen A. Crockett Jr., The Root, "EPA Chief Scott '2 Chainz' Pruitt Spent Nearly $3,000 on 'Tactical' Pants and Polos: Report," 23 June 2018

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First Known Use of dripping

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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dripping/soaking/sopping wet

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English Language Learners Definition of dripping

: the fat and juices that come out of meat during cooking ( US ) ( Brit )

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