Definition of dripping in US English:

dripping

(also drippings)

noun

  • 1Fat that has melted and dripped from roasting meat, used in cooking.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I'm supposed to be chained to my desk, living off bread and dripping, writing a radio play that is long overdue.’
    • ‘The traditional method of cooking chips in dripping has long gone in favour of healthier vegetable oil.’
    • ‘The base is bacon drippings, sliced white onions, corn, fresh corn from the cob.’
    • ‘People will be coming in 1940s costume and a special wartime menu of pie and peas and bread and dripping will be served.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘British folk brought with it associations of pubs with bread and dripping on the bar.’
    • ‘And sometimes turkeys will give you a really rich looking dripping.’
    • ‘Mash the vegetables with the butter or dripping, add salt and pepper to taste and stir in the chives.’
    • ‘It adopts many sorts of fat, including lard, butter, goose fat, or roast dripping.’
    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.
      • ‘Add the drippings to a pan with some honey and a bit of chilli powder and you get one seriously delicious glaze.’
      • ‘Saute onion and celery in bacon drippings 3-5 minutes.’
      • ‘Skim the fat from pan juices, and reduce the drippings by boiling them down to a delicious sauce.’
      • ‘As the meat cooks, the fat melts and adds its flavor to both the meat and the pan drippings.’
      • ‘Thirty minutes before the ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘It consisted of word play in which common terms for meat, drippings, or gravy were substituted with other words.’
      • ‘The pan drippings gave gravies and soups a deliciously rich background of flavor.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Allow the drippings to cool some, pour into a large plastic bag and close.’
      • ‘The best they can hope for is a bigger allowance to blow on imitation fudge and various meat drippings.’
      • ‘I will also make roast potatoes with onions, baked in the drippings from a previous roast and seasoned with Italian mixed herbs.’
      • ‘Instead of candles, they used glow sticks - the better to avoid sullying the Central district's pristine streets with wax drippings.’
      • ‘In the remaining bacon and lard drippings sauté the onions until golden.’
      • ‘Baste frequently with pan drippings and remaining mixture.’
      • ‘When Hannah and Charlie returned from the funeral, there was nothing to eat but a plate of beef drippings.’
      • ‘Today's fat-free reductions are healthier, more flavorful options than typical gravies made from pan drippings and thickened with flour.’
      • ‘It's a hearty country dish - carrots, onions, and potatoes cook alongside the chicken, finished with a sauce made from the pan drippings.’
      • ‘Leave a tablespoon of drippings in the skillet, add the butter and sauté the onions.’
      • ‘Root vegetables fill pan beneath orange-thyme roast chicken, absorbing vibrant flavor from the drippings.’
      • ‘You can use the now-flavored pan drippings to make a simple sauce or just spoon them over rice or vegetables.’

adjective

  • Very wet.

    as submodifier ‘dripping wet hair’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I was still dripping wet when we got back to the house.’
    • ‘He walked up slowly to her and just stood there, dripping wet from the rain.’
    • ‘It was only when it was all over and the crowd disentangled that I realised my t-shirt and jeans were dripping wet.’
    • ‘He wore a black jacket, smart trousers and a tie, all dripping wet.’
    • ‘Remember, you only want the weeds damp and not dripping wet.’
    • ‘Just as I exited the shower, dripping wet, there was an unearthly commotion from somewhere close by.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The face was pale, with long, dripping wet grey hair, around it.’
    • ‘The boy just stood there, dripping wet, and looking surprised.’
    • ‘His suit and tie were dripping wet and he wouldn't say a word despite his agitation.’
    • ‘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 turned around and saw Maura standing outside, dripping wet from the rain that had forced him inside.’
    • ‘Darren stood in the doorway, dripping wet from the heavy rain.’
    • ‘Hundreds of New Year partygoers were evacuated dripping wet from one of Manchester's top bars after the sprinkler system was set off.’
    • ‘He got out of the pool, dripping wet, and stood next to me.’
    • ‘By the time they stopped on the sidewalk in front of her house, they were both soaked to the bone and dripping wet.’
    • ‘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.’
    soft and wet, mushy, squashy, pulpy, pappy, slushy, sloppy, squelchy, squishy, oozy, doughy, semi-liquid, over-moist
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Pronunciation

dripping

/ˈdrɪpɪŋ//ˈdripiNG/