drip·​py | \ ˈdri-pē How to pronounce drippy (audio) \
drippier; drippiest

Definition of drippy

1 : characterized by dripping especially : rainy, drizzly

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drippy romance novels that are apparently intended for the terminally lovesick
Recent Examples on the Web Afternoon highs reach near 40, leaving things a bit drippy as the late-day sun tries to peek out as well. Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Wet snow this morning with more storm chances to come this week," 7 Feb. 2021 Later, when Basil Brown contemplates leaving the project over clashes with snooty officials from the British Museum, his wife delivers a drippy speech exhorting him to persist. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, "How The Dig and Ammonite Fetishize British-ness," 27 Jan. 2021 The music is drippy and constant, the wobble from comedy to drama feels off, and the dialects have been reamed in the Irish press. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, "‘Wild Mountain Thyme’ review: Faith and begorrah, it’ll most likely bore ya," 9 Dec. 2020 Start with Brian Giniewski, who makes drippy mugs that look like honey pots, and the people at Hawkins New York, who can’t seem to make a bad mold. Shanna Shipin, Glamour, "The 25 Best Coffee Mugs to Live Your Most Caffeinated Life in 2020," 29 Sep. 2020 Southerners tell colorful stories, and eat colorful foods like orange crawdads, turnip greens, drippy red barbecue sauce, homegrown tomatoes and sweet potato pie. Leslie Anne Tarabella, al, "A season of colorful Southerners," 29 Nov. 2019 An evening at Lucky Taco is a big, drippy, tasty mess. Rand Richards Cooper, courant.com, "Review: Lucky Taco Cantina and Tap Room in Manchester wows with its creative takes on tacos," 19 Sep. 2019 Think Pollock whose work at the same time looks arbitrary and drippy, if not leaky. Brian T. Allen, National Review, "The American Art Fair at Bohemian Hall: Time-Tested Treasures," 16 Nov. 2019 Here’s something you don’t get asked often — are your acorns drippy? Joan Morris, The Mercury News, "Gardening in the Bay Area: August to-do list," 22 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of drippy

circa 1718, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of drippy was circa 1718

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“Drippy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drippy. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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