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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Examples of drippy in a Sentence

drippy romance novels that are apparently intended for the terminally lovesick

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Or, suddenly drippy discharge on a chilly day could actually just be water condensing as the cold air is warmed in your nasal passages and runs out your nostrils, according to the Cleveland Clinic. Amy Marturana, SELF, "What Your Snot Can Tell You About Your Health," 26 Dec. 2018 The drippy console table by designer Zhipeng Tan is available online at 1stdibs. Alyssa Fiorentino, House Beautiful, "Kylie Jenner Bought A $30K Table To Pay Tribute To Her Lip Kits," 18 Dec. 2018 April showers are here, but that doesn't mean drippy messes have to be. Good Housekeeping, "Create a Handmade Boot Tray," 28 Jan. 2011 Mtsvadi, hunks of pork grilled over grapevines until crackling and drippy, are a specialty at Nikala, a no-frills roadside restaurant in Vardisubani next to Chateau Mere wine hotel. Benjamin Kemper, Condé Nast Traveler, "A Guide to Georgian Wine Country," 5 Sep. 2018 Buy Photo Despite dreary and sometimes drippy skies, Philadelphia celebrated the 43rd annual Odunde Festival Sunday the way in which its late founder would have wanted: with unbridled enthusiasm for African culture. Diane Mastrull, Philly.com, "Odunde Festival carries on, brimming with African pride as its founder would have wanted," 10 June 2018 For me, shikanji symbolizes summer more than a drippy popsicle or an ice cream cone or a slice of sweet watermelon. Priya Krishna, Bon Appetit, "Shikanji, aka Salty Limeade, Gets Me Through Scorching Dallas Summers," 13 June 2018 Not just selfish love, not sentimental, drippy stuff, but love with a purpose to change the world. Megan Friedman, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Archbishop of Canterbury Gushed Over Bishop Michael Curry’s Royal Wedding Sermon," 20 May 2018 The second is a little thicker, and a tad less drippy. Kathleen Hou, The Cut, "Sheet Masks Might Be a Lie, But Let Them Keep Lying to Me," 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of drippy

circa 1718, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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