sappy

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sappy (comparative sappier, superlative sappiest)

  1. (US) Excessively sweet, emotional, nostalgic; cheesy; mushy. (British equivalent: soppy)
    It was a sappy love song, but it reminded them of their first dance.
  2. Having sap or having to do with sap.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Compare Latin sapere to taste.

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Adjective[edit]

sappy (comparative more sappy, superlative most sappy)

  1. (obsolete) musty; tainted

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.