drip·​py ˈdri-pē How to pronounce drippy (audio)
drippier; drippiest
: characterized by dripping
especially : rainy, drizzly

Examples of drippy in a Sentence

drippy romance novels that are apparently intended for the terminally lovesick
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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1718, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
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 21 May. 2024.

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