drip·​ping ˈdri-piŋ How to pronounce dripping (audio)
: 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 And for an extra-easy one-dish meal, the dressing comes from the chicken's drippings and fresh lemon juice. Mary Shannon Wells, Southern Living, 29 Jan. 2024 Add the garlic to the same skillet with the drippings. Tribune News Service, Hartford Courant, 9 Jan. 2024 Add peas and shallot to drippings; cook, stirring often, until tender, about 5 minutes. Sabrina Weiss, Peoplemag, 30 Dec. 2023 Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels; reserve drippings in skillet. Emily Nabors Hall, Southern Living, 26 Dec. 2023 Drain bacon on paper towels, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings in Dutch oven. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 3 Dec. 2023 Cook vegetables in bacon drippings: Add bell pepper, onion, celery, and jalapeño to drippings in Dutch oven; cook over medium-high, stirring occasionally, until slightly softened, about 4 minutes. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 3 Dec. 2023 Add onion, garlic and salt to drippings in saucepan; cook, stirring often, until vegetables begin to soften, 2 to 3 minutes. 5. Sabrina Weiss, Peoplemag, 2 Dec. 2023 Just make sure the drippings don’t spill out and burn. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, 8 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Dripping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dripping. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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