drop by


dropped by; dropping by; drops by

intransitive verb

: to pay a brief casual visit

transitive verb

: to visit casually or unexpectedly
drop by a friend's house

Example Sentences

I'll either drop by on the way there or on the way back.

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1905, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of drop by was circa 1905

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Cite this Entry

“Drop by.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drop%20by. Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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