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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This product is eons beyond that, a smart design that accommodates any bucket and can more than hold the weight of your gutter leaves and drippings. Ryan D'agostino, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Tools for Making Gutter Cleaning a Less Loathsome Chore," 8 Nov. 2018 To drippings in skillet, over medium-high heat, add garlic mixture, tomato, ground and diced red pepper; cook and stir until tomatoes are slightly dry, 4 to 5 minutes. Grace Young, ELLE Decor, "Spanish Culinary Ambassador," 5 July 2012 Meanwhile, place roasting pan with drippings and reserved apples and onions on stovetop over medium heat and add remaining 1 cup cider plus 1 cup water. Country Living, "Cider-Brined Pork Roast with Onions and Apples," 27 July 2010 Strain pan drippings into fat separator (or measuring cup); let stand 5 minutes so fat rises to top. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Thyme-Roasted Turkey and Gravy," 23 Oct. 2018 Dumplings and bao buns: the shells are chewy with morsels that are so juicy the drippings might squirt right onto your lap or, worse, other diners a table away. Tan Vinh, The Seattle Times, "One of Seattle’s best dumpling restaurants comes to Bellevue," 16 July 2018 There's literally zero reason why my skin wasn't a dripping, shiny, creasing mess. Chloe Metzger, Marie Claire, "This Weird Trick Keeps My Skin Matte and Shine-Free *All* Day," 31 July 2017 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

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First Known Use of dripping

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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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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