sop·​ping | \ ˈsä-piŋ How to pronounce sopping (audio) \

Definition of sopping

: wet through : soaking

Examples of sopping in a Sentence

His clothes were sopping from the rain. my hair and clothes were absolutely sopping after the unexpected downpour
Recent Examples on the Web With rainy running, having the right gear can turn a sopping, uncomfortable run into an epic adventure. Shauna Harrison, SELF, 26 Apr. 2022 The Ducks should have used the final play of sopping-wet regulation to send a message on Saturday night. John Canzano, oregonlive, 7 Nov. 2021 Bay Area takes brunt of PG&E outages: Nearly 148,000 Bay Area households and businesses had no power as of Sunday evening as heavy rain continued to fall at the end of a sopping, stormy day. Rita Beamish, San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Oct. 2021 In one scene, a sopping wet, half-naked underling hands Claire a document., 27 July 2021 Portland has emerged from a weather system that made for a sopping-wet end to the workweek. oregonlive, 12 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of sopping

1877, in the meaning defined above

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“Sopping.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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sop·​ping | \ ˈsä-piŋ \

Kids Definition of sopping

: thoroughly wet Her … jacket was sopping and she smelled like sewage.— Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief


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