weep·​ie | \ ˈwē-pē How to pronounce weepie (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web At the Oscars in 1980, Henry became the youngest nominee in any category after receiving a nod for best supporting actor for his role as a cherubic child torn between his divorcing parents (Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep) in Robert Benton’s weepie. Radhika Seth, Vogue, "11 of the Youngest Acting Nominees in Oscar History," 21 Mar. 2021 Although based on a real story, this new movie can’t help but traffic in the same sort of earnest schmaltz that made that 1970 Oscar winner such a crowd-pleasing weepie. Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, "Review: ‘All My Life,’ an old-fashioned love (and death) story," 3 Dec. 2020 Sirk is well-known for his lush Technicolor weepies, which helped catapult Hudson's matinee idol looks to romantic hero status. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, "Finished 'Hollywood'? Here are the classic movies you should watch next," 3 May 2020 Justin Baldoni, who tackled the teen weepie Five Feet Apart, is back in uplifting-teen-tragedy mode, helming the true story of Zach Sobiech, a high school kid who is diagnosed with a rare bone cancer. Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, "Lil Rel Howery Joins Justin Baldoni's Teen Drama 'Clouds' (Exclusive)," 23 Oct. 2019 There’s little doubt that sports journalist Mitch Albom’s weepie, affirming memoir about reuniting with his college professor Morrie Schwartz could make a fine two-hander. Lisa Kennedy, The Know, "From Steve Martin’s “Bright Star” to Cheryl Strayed’s “Tiny Beautiful Things,” 10 must-see fall plays in Colorado," 8 Sep. 2019 The filmmakers and their charmingly sympathetic leads leave us with a picture of connubial needs and desires which, while maybe improbable, conjures up all the absorbing wistfulness of a classic weepie. Tom Russo, BostonGlobe.com, "A love letter that’s written in the sand," 23 May 2018 Even his less gratifying efforts — a passable, if underwhelming pair of Spider-Man films and last year's by-the-book weepie Gifted — were crafted with polish and professionalism. Jon Frosch, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Only Living Boy in New York': Film Review," 5 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of weepie

1928, in the meaning defined above

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26 Mar 2021

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“Weepie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weepie. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of weepie

US, informal : a sad movie that makes people cry

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