sob·​by | \ ˈsäbē, -bi \

Definition of sobby

1 chiefly dialectal : saturated with moisture : wet, soggy
2 : of or relating to sobs or weeping : sentimental sad, sobby little stories in the magazinesMetropolitan Magazine endeavor to simulate the Italian style … results in too much that is strenuous, manifestly sobby, and torturedSaturday Review

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History and Etymology for sobby

in sense 1, perhaps alteration (influenced by sob entry 1) of sop, verb, to soak, saturate + -y; in sense 2, from sob entry 2 + -y

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“Sobby.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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