Definition of drippy in US English:

drippy

adjective

  • 1informal Weak, ineffectual, or sloppily sentimental.

    ‘a drippy love song’
    • ‘I used to hate the ‘weird drippy people,’ but now I'm in awe.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Jake changes overnight from drippy layabout to high roller.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘What do you think of that drippy single, " A Moment Like This"?’
    • ‘But I developed a cocky persona to distance ourselves from the drippy bands of the time.’
    • ‘Mainly they're drippy playground recollections.’
    • ‘I'll try and sober up and be more coherent and less drippy.’
    • ‘He studied us, two drippy guys with goofy grins.’
    • ‘The bad news is that my drippy sister is in that class.’
    • ‘Darcy was very drippy but the movie was saved by Hugh Grant.’
    • ‘She's sympathetic without being drippy, extremely levelheaded, and (for a change) her sexuality is understated.’
    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’
    • ‘‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

drippy

/ˈdripē//ˈdrɪpi/