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)
- (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.