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sappy (adj.)

"full of sap," Late Old English sæpig, from sæp (see sap (n.1)). Figurative sense of "foolishly sentimental" (1660s) may have developed from an intermediate sense of "wet, sodden" (late 15c.). Earlier, now obsolete, figurative senses were "full of vitality" (1550s) and "immature" (1620s).

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Definitions of sappy from WordNet

sappy (adj.)
abounding in sap;
sappy kindling wood
sappy maple trees
sappy (adj.)
effusively or insincerely emotional;
Synonyms: bathetic / drippy / hokey / maudlin / mawkish / kitschy / mushy / schmaltzy / schmalzy / sentimental / soppy / soupy / slushy
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