Etymology
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drippy (adj.)

1817, "rainy," from drip (n.) + -y (2). Meaning "sloppily sentimental" is 1944, from the slang sense.

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Definitions of drippy

drippy (adj.)
wet with light rain;
a wet drippy day
Synonyms: drizzly
drippy (adj.)
leaking in drops;
a drippy faucet
drippy (adj.)
effusively or insincerely emotional;
Synonyms: bathetic / hokey / maudlin / mawkish / kitschy / mushy / schmaltzy / schmalzy / sentimental / sappy / soppy / soupy / slushy
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