drip·py | \ˈdri-pē \
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

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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 Other pieces feel overheated and underthought, like a garish, vacant Bride of Frankenstein that is both literally and metaphorically drippy. New York Times, "What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week," 10 May 2018 Silpats are easy to clean — just the thing for drippy cheese melts and Parmesan crisps. Jean Kressy, BostonGlobe.com, "Who needs parchment liners when there are Silpats?," 26 Mar. 2018 Domilise herself delivered an appropriately drippy roast-beef and Swiss cheese po-boy, along with plenty of paper towels. John Pope, NOLA.com, "She was for a time the po-boy queen of New Orleans. Can you name her?," 21 Mar. 2018 The drippy aesthetic in her images is a direct result of Bernhardt’s painting process. Carolyn Twersky, The Cut, "Brooklyn Artist Paints Garfield and Coke Bottles in an Exploration of ‘Manufactured Crap’," 2 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of drippy

circa 1718, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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