Definition of drippy in US English:

drippy

adjectivedrippier, drippiest

  • 1informal Weak, ineffectual, or sloppily sentimental.

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

Pronunciation

drippy

/ˈdrɪpi//ˈdripē/