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 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 The worst of the bunch are drippy, odd colored or cloying, due to added sugar or too much apple concentrate, the most popular sweetener. Jolene Thym, The Mercury News, "Taste-off: The best lunchbox fruit pouches at Bay Area markets," 9 Sep. 2019 In the cart, keep raw meat, poultry, and seafood away from the rest of your items since the packaging might leak and contaminate your other food, even when the packaging isn’t visibly drippy. Samantha Cassetty, NBC News, "How to keep your food safe no matter where you are," 9 Aug. 2019 But for the next few days, cool, cloudy and perhaps drippy weather is in store for much of San Diego County. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Make room for more June gloom," 20 June 2019 Since Opendoor, Offerpad and Zillow spiff up the houses themselves before putting them back on the market, sellers don’t need to fix drippy faucets or try to appeal to buyers’ tastes. Peter Rudegeair, WSJ, "The Future of Housing Rises in Phoenix," 19 June 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 28 May. 2020.

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