: designed to extend or begin lower than normal
a dress with a dropped waist
dropped shoulders

Example Sentences

a dress with a dropped waist
Recent Examples on the Web The game became more competitive after the first delay, but the Irish couldn’t overcome a litany of mistakes: three interceptions, two lost fumbles, one missed field goal and a handful of dropped passes. Tyler James, Indianapolis Star, 2 May 2020 Diffuse impact Problems are likely to range from dropped connections to slow downloads or loss of video feeds. Scott Moritz, Fortune, 8 Mar. 2020 This can often result in a delay in sound between the two ears, stuttering audio, or a dropped connection. Boone Ashworth, Wired, 6 Jan. 2020 In the Miami cases whose resolutions could be determined, about a third ended up with dropped charges or acquittals, a rate that is on par for NFL criminal cases in other cities. Alan Gomez, USA TODAY, 28 Jan. 2020 That dichotomy, and a host of dropped passes and uncharacteristic penalties, prompted questions about rust after the game. Tom Schad, USA TODAY, 12 Jan. 2020 The dropped charges included felony drug possession, trespassing and resisting arrest for allegedly biting the officer, police said. Taylor Romine, CNN, 6 Dec. 2019 Gruden said the conditions were not an excuse, though the rain did appear to have an effect in the form of dropped passes and missed tackles. Matt Kawahara, SFChronicle.com, 24 Nov. 2019 Sunday’s setback — filled with dropped passes and botched field goals and missed opportunities and more postgame agitation — was the Bears’ fifth loss in their last six games. Dan Wiederer, chicagotribune.com, 18 Nov. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dropped was in 1915

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“Dropped.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dropped. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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