Definition of drippy in English:



  • 1informal Weak, ineffectual, or sloppily sentimental.

    ‘a drippy love song’
    • ‘What do you think of that drippy single, " A Moment Like This"?’
    • ‘Mainly they're drippy playground recollections.’
    • ‘I used to hate the ‘weird drippy people,’ but now I'm in awe.’
    • ‘He studied us, two drippy guys with goofy grins.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She's sympathetic without being drippy, extremely levelheaded, and (for a change) her sexuality is understated.’
    • ‘But I developed a cocky persona to distance ourselves from the drippy bands of the time.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A drippy woman wished me good morning and asked ‘How are you?’’
    • ‘I lost sight of Austin when some drippy, gooey slow song started to play.’
    • ‘The bad news is that my drippy sister is in that class.’
    • ‘Jake changes overnight from drippy layabout to high roller.’
    • ‘Darcy was very drippy but the movie was saved by Hugh Grant.’
    • ‘I'll try and sober up and be more coherent and less drippy.’
    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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I never get tired of drippy tomato-and-mayo sandwiches.’
    • ‘‘It's four,’ Ryan corrected dipping a chip in drippy salsa.’
    • ‘Steer clear of the drippy nachos 'n' cheese, and go for the veggie tray instead.’
    • ‘Men love any food that's greasy and drippy, things they pick up with their hands to consume.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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?’