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sappy

[sap-ee] /ˈsæp i/
adjective, sappier, sappiest.
1.
abounding in sap, as a plant.
2.
full of vitality and energy.
3.
Slang. silly or foolish.
Origin
1100
before 1100; Middle English sapy, Old English sæpig; see sap1, -y1
Related forms
sappiness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sap-pier

sappy

/ˈsæpɪ/
adjective -pier, -piest
1.
(of plants) full of sap
2.
full of energy or vitality
3.
(slang) silly or fatuous
Derived Forms
sappily, adverb
sappiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for sap-pier

sappy

adj.

"full of sap," Late Old English sæpig, from sæp (see sap (n.1)). Figurative sense of "foolishly sentimental" (1660s) may have developed from an intermediate sense of "wet, sodden" (late 15c.). Earlier, now obsolete, figurative senses were "full of vitality" (1550s) and "immature" (1620s).

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Slang definitions & phrases for sap-pier

sappy

adjective
  1. Stupid; foolish; goofy: Lay off them sappy songs (1670+)
  2. Sentimental; mawkish; schmaltzy: the Velveeta-voiced crooner of sappy tunes

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