\ 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

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Elhacen, a droopy-eyed professional force-feeder, estimates that around Atar, a commercial hub 250 miles from Nouakchott, the proportion of girls undergoing force-feeding has climbed to over 80 percent. Abigail Haworth, Marie Claire, "Forced to Be Fat," 21 July 2011 For some women, the threat of droopy breasts is a reasonable deterrent. Shanon Lee, Redbook, "Why I Refuse to Feel Shame for Bottle Feeding," 14 July 2015 At Home on the Range was first published in 1947, back when my father — now a gray-bearded man in flannel shirts — was a towheaded toddler in droopy pants. Elizabeth Gilbert, Good Housekeeping, "Cook's Heaven," 6 Mar. 2012 These quiet spaces tend to be outfitted in natural elements that give the senses a break from the concrete, glass and flashing screens that typically surround droopy-eyed workers. Ashley Mateo, WSJ, "Are $15 Nap Breaks the New Lunch Breaks?," 29 Aug. 2018 Image Zsa Zsa the English bulldog, whose droopy tongue, protruding teeth and penchant for Slim Jims earned her fleeting moments of fame last month as the winner of the World’s Ugliest Dog contest, died on Tuesday. Sarah Mervosh, New York Times, "Zsa Zsa the English Bulldog, ‘World’s Ugliest Dog,’ Dies at 9," 10 July 2018 Love was a droopy spaghetti strap, a low-slung pair of pants, or a beanie hat as floppy as that piece of lettuce Gyllenhaal once watched Dunst shovel into her mouth. Emilia Petrarca, The Cut, "Celebrities Are Slipping Into Love Like a Pair of Slide Sandals," 13 July 2018 Valérie Thérèse Bart’s costumes (a bright yellow dress for St. Francis’s trainer, a droopy hoodie for the depressed and resentful trainer of Prince Gabriel III of Belgium, played by John Tibbetts ) made each character distinctive. Heidi Waleson, WSJ, "‘Vinkensport, or The Finch Opera,’ ‘Rocking Horse Winner’ and ‘The Consul’ Reviews," 9 July 2018 Calamity and Indianness are indeed inseparable, the novel suggests; the droopy features of an Indian child who is born with fetal alcohol syndrome provide an affecting opening image. The Economist, "Tommy Orange’s debut novel is a work of defiance and recovery," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of droopy

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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