Water falling one drop at a time
Middle English , drippen , from druppen Old English , from dryppan Proto-Germanic *drupjaną ( “ to fall in drops, drip ” ), from Proto-Germanic *drupô ( “ drop ” ). Akin to West Frisian drippe ( “ to drip ” ),
Dutch , druipen druppelen ( “ to drip ” ), German Low German drüppen ( “ to drip ” ), German , tropfen tröpfeln ( “ to drip ” ), Norwegian Bokmål , dryppe Norwegian Nynorsk drypa ( “ to drip ” ).
drip ( third-person singular simple present , drips present participle , dripping simple past and past participle )
( intransitive ) To fall one drop at a time.
Listening to the tap next door drip all night drove me mad!
( intransitive ) To leak slowly.
Does the sink drip, or have I just spilt water over the floor?
( transitive ) To let fall in drops.
After putting oil on the side of the salad, the chef should drip a little vinegar in the oil. My broken pen dripped ink onto the table.
c. 1726, Alexander Pope (probable author), The Lamentation of Glumdalclitch
Which from the thatch drips fast a shower of rain. , 1913 Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 8, in : Mr. Pratt's Patients Philander went into the next room [… ] and came back with a salt mackerel that dripped brine like a rainstorm. Then he put the coffee pot on the stove and rummaged out a loaf of dry bread and some hardtack.
( intransitive , usually with with ) To have a superabundance of valuable things.
The Old Hall simply drips with masterpieces of the Flemish painters. The duchess was dripping with jewels.
( intransitive , of the weather ) To rain lightly.
The weather isn't so bad. I mean, it's dripping, but you're not going to get so wet.
( intransitive ) To be wet, to be soaked. ( UK , naval slang , intransitive ) To whine or complain consistently; to grumble.
, Sue Innes, 1995 Making it work: women, change and challenge in the 1990s, page 21: The Women's Royal Naval Service was integrated with the Royal Navy in November 1993. [… ] Men interviewed by Public Eye (April, 1994) said they should 'stop dripping about it' and that women should learn to 'take it like a man [… ] , I. H. Milburn, 2012 Falklands War - Get STUFT: The government had been slowly running down the Royal Navy Organisation to save money on various peoples' budgets, so now we had to sub-contract ships to go to war! So stop dripping and "make it so", all those admirals can't be wrong!
to fall one drop at a time
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to have a superabundance of valuable things
Middle English , from the verb (see above). Compare drippe West Frisian drip ( “ drip ” ), Dutch drup ( “ drip ” ), Danish dryp ( “ drip ” ).
Water dripping from the end of a faucet.
drip ( , countable and uncountable plural )
drop of a liquid.
I put a drip of vanilla extract in my hot cocoa. A falling or letting fall in drops; act of dripping.
( medicine ) An apparatus that slowly releases a liquid, especially one that intravenously releases drugs into a patient's bloodstream.
He's not doing so well. The doctors have put him on a drip.
( colloquial , derogatory ) A limp, ineffectual, or uninteresting person.
He couldn't even summon up the courage to ask her name... what a drip! , 1994 Richard Curtis, , spoken by Scarlett (Charlotte Coleman): Four Weddings and a Funeral Because most of the blokes I fancy think l'm stupid and pointless—and, so, they just bonk me and then leave me. And the kind of blokes that do fancy me, I think are drips. I can't even be bothered to bonk them. Which does sort of leave me a bit nowhere.
( architecture ) That part of a cornice, sill course, or other horizontal member, which projects beyond the rest, and has a section designed to throw off rainwater. ( slang , uncountable ) Style; swagger; fashionable and/or expensive clothing.
His drip is looking fine, especially the Supreme t-shirt.
2019, Diego Pedraza, "Dragon Fashion", Deadline (Middle College High School, Stockton, CA), Volume 5, Issue 5, page 4:
Hailey decided to show off her drip with a soft, white fluff jacket [… ]
June, “ 2021 Handpicked Section”, in Syzygy Magazine, page 16: Staying true to their purpose, all this exciting drip will be available at the most pocket-friendly prices. For more quotations using this term, see Citations:drip.
an ineffectual or uninteresting person
an apparatus that slowly releases a liquid
( finance ) A dividend reinvestment program; a type of financial investing.
dividend reinvestment program