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[droo-pee] /ˈdru pi/
adjective, droopier, droopiest.
hanging down; sagging.
lacking in spirit or courage; disheartened; dejected.
Origin of droopy
1200-50; Middle English drupi. See droop, -y1
Related forms
droopiness, noun
2. dispirited, forlorn, despondent, discouraged, downhearted, downcast, doleful, subdued, depressed. Unabridged
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  • Conditions could cause the foliage to be all droopy.
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  • Camp stopped talking, his droopy face turned blankly toward the door.
  • Her left one was a little bigger and the right kind of droopy, and they were both lumpy.
  • He looked ridiculous because he was so short and thin and had droopy shoulders.
  • Muscle tone may be lost, causing a flabby or droopy appearance.
  • They carry their tails in a droopy position, while white tailed deer carry their white tails in an upright position.
  • If the face is droopy on one side, that is a sign of a stroke.
British Dictionary definitions for droopy


hanging or sagging downwards: a droopy moustache
Derived Forms
droopily, adverb
droopiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for droopy

"dejected, sad, gloomy," early 13c., drupie, perhaps from droop, perhaps from Old Norse drupr "drooping spirits, faintness."

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