dropping

noun

Definition of dropping

1 :something dropped
2 droppings plural :dung

Examples of dropping in a Sentence

  1. the only bad part about owning a rabbit was cleaning the droppings out of the litter box every night

  2. the dropping of an act from the talent show should bring it in on time

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First Known Use of dropping

14th century

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DROPPING Defined for English Language Learners

dropping

noun

Definition of dropping for English Language Learners

  • : a piece of solid waste from an animal or bird



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