Definition of drippy in English:

drippy

adjective

  • 1informal Weak, ineffectual, or sloppily sentimental.

    ‘a drippy love song’
    • ‘Mainly they're drippy playground recollections.’
    • ‘The bad news is that my drippy sister is in that class.’
    • ‘But I developed a cocky persona to distance ourselves from the drippy bands of the time.’
    • ‘I'll try and sober up and be more coherent and less drippy.’
    • ‘I used to hate the ‘weird drippy people,’ but now I'm in awe.’
    • ‘Darcy was very drippy but the movie was saved by Hugh Grant.’
    • ‘I lost sight of Austin when some drippy, gooey slow song started to play.’
    • ‘Jake changes overnight from drippy layabout to high roller.’
    • ‘He studied us, two drippy guys with goofy grins.’
    • ‘She's sympathetic without being drippy, extremely levelheaded, and (for a change) her sexuality is understated.’
    • ‘What do you think of that drippy single, " A Moment Like This"?’
    • ‘A drippy woman wished me good morning and asked ‘How are you?’’
    • ‘While it might seem this could be just another drippy and hackneyed heart-of-the-West melodrama, this made-for-TV movie is actually quite engaging, mostly because of its wholesome approach.’
    • ‘This isn't narcissism, it's not the kind of being in love with myself that makes me feel like gazing into the mirror all day, or erecting monuments and writing myself drippy poetry I'll regret later.’
    banal, trite, hackneyed, commonplace, clichéd, predictable, stereotyped, platitudinous, inane, fatuous, vapid, jejune, weak, feeble, tired, stale, overworked, overused, well worn
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  • 2Tending to drip.

    ‘drippy food’
    • ‘Could be a drippy faucet, could be a leaky water heater, could be, um, a new spring bubbling up from under my house.’
    • ‘Skin tests with pollen and other common causes of allergy help confirm what causes your drippy nose.’
    • ‘A single order of drippy cheese ravioli weighs in at over a pound, and the fettuccine Alfredo contains enough cholesterol to stop a velociraptor's heart.’
    • ‘Steer clear of the drippy nachos 'n' cheese, and go for the veggie tray instead.’
    • ‘I even had to clean behind the dreaded tank-and if you were a spider with big drippy fangs and fuzzy legs, where do you think you would hide?’
    • ‘The first day of school is right around the corner and young people around the country are relishing these last few days of summer vacation like the drippy end of a Popsicle.’
    • ‘‘It's four,’ Ryan corrected dipping a chip in drippy salsa.’
    • ‘Men love any food that's greasy and drippy, things they pick up with their hands to consume.’
    • ‘I never get tired of drippy tomato-and-mayo sandwiches.’

Pronunciation

drippy

/ˈdrɪpi/