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

Definition of soppy

2a : soaked through : saturated
b : very wet

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
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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 7 Jul. 2022.

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