Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Saturated with liquid; wet through.‘get those sopping clothes off’[as submodifier] ‘the handkerchief was sopping wet’
soft and wet, mushy, squashy, pulpy, pappy, slushy, sloppy, squelchy, squishy, oozy, doughy, semi-liquid, over-moistView synonyms
- ‘Tears continued down my cheeks, but I could no longer even feel them, I was so totally and thoroughly sopping wet.’
- ‘The entire room was soaking and sopping wet when we entered.’
- ‘I sat in the bathroom, staring at my reflection as I brushed my sopping wet hair.’
- ‘Stunned, he slowly made his way to the doorstep, sopping wet.’
- ‘They were both sopping wet and they looked like they had come out of someone's apartment or something, but I couldn't think of who they knew well enough, down that way.’
- ‘Both were sopping wet, which Cixi explained by saying that it was raining pretty hard outside.’
- ‘‘She's going down to the pier with me,’ Jared stated, entering the kitchen, sopping wet.’
- ‘They were both sopping wet when Kevin finally reached her, but he saw that Amy had been crying.’
- ‘He was flat on his back, sopping wet but not in the shower.’
- ‘She stood in the door and looked at them, taking in their sopping wet clothing and shivering arms.’
- ‘Suna and Astrid began stripping off her sopping wet clothes, as the others prepared her bath.’
- ‘His keen golden eyes showed that he was not drunk, but his sopping wet clothes and hair confirmed her suspicions that he had been.’
- ‘The bone-chilling cold cut through his sopping wet clothes, numbing the wounds in his shoulder and side.’
- ‘Smiling cheerfully, she walked towards the sopping wet child.’
- ‘My clothes were sopping wet and dripping all over the driver's seat but I didn't care.’
- ‘He looked down again; his sopping wet hair shadowed his face.’
- ‘He examined us closer, nodding in understanding when he noticed that we were both sopping wet.’
- ‘After stripping from the sopping wet ones she wore, she toweled off and pulled the clothes from the rail.’
- ‘He took one look at their sopping clothes, the chunks of food all over them and the general dishevelment of their appearance before laughing.’
- ‘The floor where his feet had been was sopping wet, covered in dead pine needles.’
Mid 19th century: present participle of sop.
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.