sappy

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adjective sap·py \ˈsa-pē\

Definition of sappy

sappier

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sappiest

  1. 1 :  abounding with sap

  2. 2 :  resembling or consisting largely of sapwood

  3. 3a :  overly sweet or sentimentalb :  lacking in good sense :  silly

Examples of sappy in a Sentence

  1. She gets all sappy when she is around babies.

  2. a sappy letter filled with silly romantic clichés

Recent Examples of sappy from the Web

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First Known Use of sappy

12th century


SAPPY Defined for English Language Learners

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adjective

Definition of sappy for English Language Learners

  • : sad or romantic in a foolish or exaggerated way

  • : foolish or silly : not thinking clearly or showing good judgment

  • : full of sap


SAPPY Defined for Kids

sappy

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adjective sap·py \ˈsa-pē\

Definition of sappy for Students

sappier

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sappiest

  1. :  sad or romantic in a foolish or exaggerated way a sappy story



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