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

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Examples of weepie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 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, 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, 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, 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, 23 May 2018 See More

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First Known Use of weepie

1928, in the meaning defined above

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24 Jul 2022

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“Weepie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weepie. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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