sap-pier

sappy

[sap-ee]
adjective, sappier, sappiest.
1.
abounding in sap, as a plant.
2.
full of vitality and energy.
3.
Slang. silly or foolish.

Origin:
before 1100; Middle English sapy, Old English sæpig; see sap1, -y1

sappiness, noun
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sappy (ˈsæpɪ)
 
adj , -pier, -piest
1.  (of plants) full of sap
2.  full of energy or vitality
3.  slang silly or fatuous
 
'sappily
 
adv
 
'sappiness
 
n

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sappy
"full of sap," Late O.E. sæpig, from sæp (see sap (n.1)). Fig. sense of "foolishly sentimental" (1670) may have developed from an intermediate sense of "wet, sodden" (c.1470). Earlier, now obs., fig. senses were "full of vitality" (1558) and "immature" (1627).
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