drip·​ping | \ ˈdri-piŋ How to pronounce dripping (audio) \

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Place a baking sheet on the lower rack lower to catch any drippings. Dayana Sarkisova, Washington Post, "Where there’s smoke, there’s an Armenian blistered eggplant dip," 26 Dec. 2019 The leftovers are turned into another classic dish called pan con pavo, which consists of French-style bread rolls spread with mayo and stuffed with lettuce, tomatoes, watercress, curtido (fermented cabbage), turkey and drippings of the same sauce. Leilani Marie Labong, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Area chef welcomes pavo borracho, or drunken turkey, to Christmas table," 20 Dec. 2019 Narrow slots in the grid provide a path for drippings. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "Your Ultimate Grill Buying Guide—Tested and Approved," 18 July 2019 Some toxins like PCBs are stored in the fatty tissue, so allowing the drippings to fall away while cooking can reduce the concentrations. Dennis Pillion | Dpillion@al.com, al, "Are Alabama fish safe to eat? Here’s how the state decides," 2 Dec. 2019 Vegetarian gravy Most Thanksgiving gravy recipes call for pan drippings to flavor the sauce. oregonlive, "13 Thanksgiving gravy recipes, including ones to make-ahead, that use pan drippings," 24 Nov. 2019 Combine the pan drippings with the onion, carrot and celery in a saucepan. ExpressNews.com, "Recipe: Roast Turkey with Pan Gravy," 19 Nov. 2019 To avoid spills, pour the pan drippings into a lidded container. Washington Post, "How big a turkey should I buy? That and other Thanksgiving FAQs answered.," 12 Nov. 2019 The most basic corrective measure is to insulate the lines to prevent the dripping. Boston.com Real Estate, "Ask the Carpenter: Mold in the attic and trouble in the garage," 12 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of dripping

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dripping was in the 15th century

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11 Jan 2020

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“Dripping.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dripping. Accessed 17 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of dripping

: the fat and juices that come out of meat during cooking

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