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From Middle English bidroppen, equivalent to be- +‎ drop. Cognate with German betropfen.


bedrop (third-person singular simple present bedrops, present participle bedropping, simple past and past participle bedropped)

  1. (archaic) To cover with drops; to splash or spatter.
    • 1852, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin (page 13)
      He was much over-dressed, in a gaudy vest of many colors, a blue neckerchief, bedropped gayly with yellow spots, and arranged with a flaunting tie, quite in keeping with the general air of the man.