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

Examples of weepie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sari pursues her kid while a pair of crooks, played by O’Shea Jackson Jr. and a weepie, recently divorced Alden Ehrenreich, try to hunt down the scatterings of cocaine in the woods; their boss, Ray Liotta, has a lot on the line with that payload. K. Austin Collins, Rolling Stone, 24 Feb. 2023 One of them is among the most beloved spectacles Hollywood ever bankrolled, James Cameron's disaster-weepie for the ages, Titanic. A.a. Dowd, Chron, 9 Feb. 2023 The chief difference, as the title and opening scene indicate, is the outcome of the illness, pushing the new movie further into traditional weepie territory, a move acknowledged with a winking nod to Terms of Endearment. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 Nov. 2022 Based on Adam Makos' nonfiction book about the friendship between two U.S. fighter pilots—one of them the Navy's first Black aviator—the film even throws in elements of the male weepie for good measure. Tim Grierson, Chron, 21 Nov. 2022 For most of their runs, the NBC weepie and ABC family sitcom kept network programming on the Emmys radar. Inkoo Kang, Washington Post, 12 July 2022 Finch is, by design, a road movie, a robot’s coming-of-age tale, an ecological cautionary tale, a sci-fi weepie, Cast Away: The End-Times Edition, and a two-hander drama, with one of said hands being metal. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 3 Nov. 2021 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, 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, 3 Dec. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of weepie was in 1928

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“Weepie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weepie. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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