sop·​py | \ ˈsä-pē How to pronounce soppy (audio) \
soppier; soppiest

Definition of soppy

2a : soaked through : saturated
b : very wet

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Other Words from soppy

soppiness \ ˈsä-​pē-​nəs How to pronounce soppy (audio) \ noun

Examples of soppy in a Sentence

trudging over soppy ground at the county fair scanned the racks looking for the soppiest valentine the store had
Recent Examples on the Web Brother claims that he is being levelheaded and sensible about a difficult topic, and that disposition of a deceased relative's estate is a matter of business and there is no room for my soppy sentiment. Judith Martin, Washington Post, "Miss Manners: My greedy brother is just waiting for dad to die!," 26 Aug. 2020 One element is the soppy sentimentality that Britons have toward the National Health Service. Ian Johnson, The New York Review of Books, "A Difficult Birth in Britain’s Stressed Health Service," 4 June 2020 What follows here is not as soppy as all that, but hopefully as helpful and illuminating. Sarah Menkedick, Longreads, "The First Book," 24 July 2019 Suitably soppy and predictably emoji-filled, most of the Tweets have come from players declaring their love for their wives and girlfriends., "Footballers Including Neymar & Steven Gerrard Take to Social Media to Celebrate Valentine's Day," 14 Feb. 2018 The funny thing is that for all the complaints about NBC's coverage — soppy sentimentality, jingoism, etc. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "Critic's Notebook: Adam Rippon and Shaun White Illustrate NBC's Winter Olympics Coverage Challenges," 14 Feb. 2018 The room has a peat-burning black box stove that warms fingers and toes after a soppy stroll along the coastal cliffs. Jessica Colley Clarke, New York Times, "Keeping the Fire of Irish Lighthouses Alive," 8 Nov. 2016

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First Known Use of soppy

1631, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Soppy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of soppy

US : soaked through with water : very wet
: sad or romantic in a foolish or exaggerated way
: foolish or silly

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