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

Definition of drippy

1 : characterized by dripping especially : rainy, drizzly

Examples of drippy in a Sentence

drippy romance novels that are apparently intended for the terminally lovesick
Recent Examples on the Web The trio combined for 345 rushing yards and six touchdowns on a drippy late-October night that was tailor-made for Wauconda to churn out yards on the ground. Steve Reaven, chicagotribune.com, 30 Oct. 2021 Her voice doesn’t sound wide-eyed, drippy, or ironic. Marshall Heyman, Vulture, 22 Oct. 2021 Relics from the space still regularly turn up at auction and on 1stDibs, where a door covered in toy cars and with a drippy resin handle can be yours for $7,900. Matthew Schneier, Curbed, 14 Sep. 2021 Fresh local tomatoes power our summer meals, from drippy BLT sandwiches and simple salads to hearty ratatouilles and creamy soups. Beth Dooley Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 28 July 2021 Forgetting to add in a new filter after cleaning out the old one can turn into a drippy disaster. Chris Hachey, BGR, 10 May 2021 Afternoon highs reach near 40, leaving things a bit drippy as the late-day sun tries to peek out as well. Washington Post, 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, 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, 9 Dec. 2020 See More

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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 8 Aug. 2022.

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