soupier; soupiest
: having the consistency of soup
: densely foggy or cloudy
: overly sentimental

Examples of soupy in a Sentence

The gravy was too soupy. the soupy skies over the island make a nighttime landing a very risky business
Recent Examples on the Web The soupy chilaquiles and the milanesa live inside a classic bolillo (our version of the New York deli roll), which is the perfect container: crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside to soak up all the salsa from the chilaquiles. Jorge Valencia Mariano Fernandez, New York Times, 14 Nov. 2023 The bars in the middle of the pan were soupy despite my following the instructions to the letter. Anna Theoktisto, Southern Living, 30 Oct. 2023 Puffy tacos demand immediate consumption, but making them with refried black beans rather than anything soupier gives you a little more wiggle room. Joe Yonan, Washington Post, 17 Sep. 2023 The chicken should be cooked, the green beans should still be crispy and the mixture should look wet but not soupy. cleveland, 21 Aug. 2023 Under sheets of rain, some neighborhoods in the desert cities east of Los Angeles became a soupy mess and at one point on Monday the mayor of Palm Springs said the city was cut off by road closures. Thomas Fuller, New York Times, 21 Aug. 2023 We're known for our soupy chili served on hot dogs and spaghetti. Erin Couch, The Enquirer, 7 Aug. 2023 Conversely, a steamy, soupy air mass means sweat doesn't evaporate, therefore reducing the body's ability to cool itself, increasing the risk of heat ailments. Matthew Cappucci,, 15 July 2023 Turn the heat to low and continue cooking, adding hot water as needed to maintain a thick, soupy texture, until the vegetables are fully soft, about 45 minutes. Saveur Editors, Saveur, 12 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of soupy was in 1869

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Cite this Entry

“Soupy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


soupier; soupiest
: resembling soup
: thickly foggy or cloudy
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