Meaning of DRIP in English

I. ˈdrip verb

( 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


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

II. noun

Date: 1664

1. : a part of a cornice or other member that projects to throw off rainwater ; also : an overlapping metal strip or an underneath groove for the same purpose


a. : a falling in drops

b. : liquid that falls, overflows, or is extruded in drops

a pan to catch drip s

3. : the sound made by or as if by falling drops

4. : a device for the administration of a fluid at a slow rate especially into a vein ; also : a material so administered

5. : a dull or unattractive person

III. adjective

Date: 1895

: of, relating to, or being coffee made by letting boiling water drip slowly through finely ground coffee

drip coffee

a drip pot

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.