Meaning of DRIP in English


Pronunciation: ' drip

Function: verb

Inflected Form: dripped ; drip · ping

Etymology: Middle English drippen, from Old English dryppan; akin to Old English dropa drop

Date: before 12th century

transitive verb

1 : to let fall in drops <a brush dripping paint>

2 : to let out or seem to spill copiously <her voice dripping sarcasm> <trees dripping Spanish moss>

intransitive verb

1 a : to let fall drops of moisture or liquid <wet clothes dripping onto the floor> b : to overflow with or as if with moisture <stories dripping with pop-culture references> <toast dripping with butter>

2 : to fall in or as if in drops <let the excess drip off>

3 : to waft or pass gently

– drip · per noun

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.