verb (used without object), dripped or dript, dripping.
to let drops fall; shed drops:
This faucet drips.
to fall in drops, as a liquid.
verb (used with object), dripped or dript, dripping.
to let fall in drops.
an act of dripping.
liquid that drips.
the sound made by falling drops:
the irritating drip of a faucet.
Slang. an unattractive, boring, or colorless person.
(in house painting) the accumulation of solidified drops of paint at the bottom of a painted surface.
Architecture, Building Trades. any device, as a molding, for shedding rain water to keep it from running down a wall, falling onto the sill of an opening, etc.
a pipe for draining off condensed steam from a radiator, heat exchanger, etc.
Slang. maudlin sentimentality.
(of paint) specially formulated to minimize dripping during application
verb drips, dripping, dripped
to fall or let fall in drops
the formation and falling of drops of liquid
the sound made by falling drops
(architect) a projection at the front lower edge of a sill or cornice designed to throw water clear of the wall below
(informal) an inane, insipid person
c.1300, perhaps from Middle Danish drippe, from Proto-Germanic *drup- (cf. Dutch druipen, German triefen), from PIE root *dhreu-. Related to droop and drop. Old English had cognate drypan “to let drop,” dropian “fall in drops,” and dreopan “to drop.” Related: Dripped; dripping.
mid-15c., from drip (v.). The slang meaning “stupid, feeble, or dull person” is first recorded 1932, perhaps from earlier American English slang sense “nonsense” (1919).
v. dripped, drip·ping, drips
To fall in drops.
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