\ ˈdrü-pē How to pronounce droopy (audio) \
droopier; droopiest

Definition of droopy

1 : gloomy
2 : drooping or tending to droop

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Examples of droopy in a Sentence

the droopy heads of tired fans riding home on the bus a droopy stalk of celery
Recent Examples on the Web Everything about him slumped — his shoulders, his face, the droopy lids over his eyes. John Carlisle, Freep.com, "Homeless people Up North are drawn to this small Michigan community," 1 Dec. 2019 My lack of sleep had a direct correlation to why the skin surrounding them looked depressingly droopy and saggy. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "La Prairie Skin Caviar Serum Gave Me a Non-Invasive Eye and Brow Lift in Seconds," 18 Nov. 2019 When Wilson and Pascarelli first walked through the doors of New Canaan’s schools, in the late 1980s, the cafeterias served the institutional fare that is the bane of schoolchildren everywhere: fried this, fried that, droopy everything else. Sarah Schweitzer, The Atlantic, "The Lunch Ladies of New Canaan," 15 Aug. 2019 That can lead to droopy cheeks, hip pain, even full-body inflammation. Allure Staff, Allure, "The Ultimate Bath Time Routine," 27 July 2019 Thompson’s huge frame and droopy dog mask have served as the leading image for the Dawg Pound for decades. SI.com, "A History of Football in 100 Objects," 28 Aug. 2019 Her skin was like an elephant’s, ancient, wrinkled and droopy, but also soft and drapey like linen. Melissa Berman, Longreads, "Conversations with My Loveliest," 19 Aug. 2019 The droll and droopy animal band from the late ’60s Saturday morning show — Fleegle, Bingo, Drooper and Snorky, pictured in happier times — has been cast in a horror flick. ExpressNews.com, "Home video: ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ now on digital," 13 Aug. 2019 Increased respiratory rates, open-mouthed panting and droopy eyes and ears are all signs of an unhappy heifer. Stephanie Blaszczyk, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin dairy cows relax in sand, drink bovine Gatorade and visit the cow 'car wash' to beat summer heat," 19 July 2019

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First Known Use of droopy

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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12 Dec 2019

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“Droopy.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/droopy. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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a feeling of well-being or elation

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