Definition of dripping in English:

dripping

(US drippings)

noun

mass noun
  • 1Fat that has melted and dripped from roasting meat, used in cooking or eaten cold as a spread.

    ‘bread and dripping’
    • ‘Heat the butter or dripping in a frying pan, add the cakes and cook them gently for about five minutes on each side until golden and crisp.’
    • ‘Money and food were a problem and often they would not have much to eat apart from bread and dripping.’
    • ‘I still carry around a hankering for bread and dripping, steamed pudding, and sweet macaroni, but I know they will do me no good, so I avoid them.’
    • ‘And sometimes turkeys will give you a really rich looking dripping.’
    • ‘I'm supposed to be chained to my desk, living off bread and dripping, writing a radio play that is long overdue.’
    • ‘British folk brought with it associations of pubs with bread and dripping on the bar.’
    • ‘It adopts many sorts of fat, including lard, butter, goose fat, or roast dripping.’
    • ‘People will be coming in 1940s costume and a special wartime menu of pie and peas and bread and dripping will be served.’
    • ‘The traditional method of cooking chips in dripping has long gone in favour of healthier vegetable oil.’
    • ‘Mash the vegetables with the butter or dripping, add salt and pepper to taste and stir in the chives.’
    • ‘The base is bacon drippings, sliced white onions, corn, fresh corn from the cob.’
    • ‘This is the annual high point for miners from around here who eat bread and dripping all year round to buy a ticket for this.’
    fat, oil, cooking oil, animal fat
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    1. 1.1US Wax, fat, or other liquid produced from something by the effect of heat.
      ‘use the pan drippings to brush on the pork’
      • ‘Allow the drippings to cool some, pour into a large plastic bag and close.’
      • ‘Today's fat-free reductions are healthier, more flavorful options than typical gravies made from pan drippings and thickened with flour.’
      • ‘Baste frequently with pan drippings and remaining mixture.’
      • ‘Juice drippings from your food can pool in these materials and create flare-ups, which means you'll likely be eating charred dry things, not juicy grilled food.’
      • ‘You can use the now-flavored pan drippings to make a simple sauce or just spoon them over rice or vegetables.’
      • ‘Leave a tablespoon of drippings in the skillet, add the butter and sauté the onions.’
      • ‘In the remaining bacon and lard drippings sauté the onions until golden.’
      • ‘As the meat cooks, the fat melts and adds its flavor to both the meat and the pan drippings.’
      • ‘The pan drippings gave gravies and soups a deliciously rich background of flavor.’
      • ‘Thirty minutes before the ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy.’
      • ‘Skim the fat from pan juices, and reduce the drippings by boiling them down to a delicious sauce.’
      • ‘The best they can hope for is a bigger allowance to blow on imitation fudge and various meat drippings.’
      • ‘It's a hearty country dish - carrots, onions, and potatoes cook alongside the chicken, finished with a sauce made from the pan drippings.’
      • ‘Instead of candles, they used glow sticks - the better to avoid sullying the Central district's pristine streets with wax drippings.’
      • ‘Add the drippings to a pan with some honey and a bit of chilli powder and you get one seriously delicious glaze.’
      • ‘It consisted of word play in which common terms for meat, drippings, or gravy were substituted with other words.’
      • ‘Saute onion and celery in bacon drippings 3-5 minutes.’
      • ‘The mayor's inference, of course, was that Atkins was actually felled by his meat-heavy diet, that his arteries were clogged with beef drippings.’
      • ‘I will also make roast potatoes with onions, baked in the drippings from a previous roast and seasoned with Italian mixed herbs.’
      • ‘When Hannah and Charlie returned from the funeral, there was nothing to eat but a plate of beef drippings.’
      • ‘Root vegetables fill pan beneath orange-thyme roast chicken, absorbing vibrant flavor from the drippings.’

adjective

  • Very wet.

    as submodifier ‘dripping wet hair’
    • ‘His suit and tie were dripping wet and he wouldn't say a word despite his agitation.’
    • ‘The boy just stood there, dripping wet, and looking surprised.’
    • ‘I probably sat there for a while because next thing I knew Jessica was standing in front of me, blocking the sun out of my eyes, dripping wet.’
    • ‘He wore a black jacket, smart trousers and a tie, all dripping wet.’
    • ‘Just as I exited the shower, dripping wet, there was an unearthly commotion from somewhere close by.’
    • ‘I took a very quick shower and got out in time to slip a towel around my body and dash, dripping wet, back into the kitchen to pull my food out of the fryer.’
    • ‘Just last week one of his little chums did a spectacular swan dive into the school pond which left him dripping wet from head to toe.’
    • ‘He got out of the pool, dripping wet, and stood next to me.’
    • ‘And by the time the show ended, we were all soaked and dripping wet.’
    • ‘Alfred was caught, still dripping wet and not able to find towel or clothes until I managed to search out our small torch.’
    • ‘Yesterday I was sitting in a café, drinking coffee, and two young girls - just like we used to be - wandered in dripping wet from the rain.’
    • ‘Darren stood in the doorway, dripping wet from the heavy rain.’
    • ‘I was still dripping wet when we got back to the house.’
    • ‘He turned around and saw Maura standing outside, dripping wet from the rain that had forced him inside.’
    • ‘The face was pale, with long, dripping wet grey hair, around it.’
    • ‘Hundreds of New Year partygoers were evacuated dripping wet from one of Manchester's top bars after the sprinkler system was set off.’
    • ‘By the time they stopped on the sidewalk in front of her house, they were both soaked to the bone and dripping wet.’
    • ‘It was only when it was all over and the crowd disentangled that I realised my t-shirt and jeans were dripping wet.’
    • ‘Remember, you only want the weeds damp and not dripping wet.’
    • ‘He walked up slowly to her and just stood there, dripping wet from the rain.’
    soft and wet, mushy, squashy, pulpy, pappy, slushy, sloppy, squelchy, squishy, oozy, doughy, semi-liquid, over-moist
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Pronunciation

dripping

/ˈdrɪpɪŋ/