adjective, sappier, sappiest.
abounding in sap, as a plant.
full of vitality and energy.
Slang. silly or foolish.

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

sappiness, noun Unabridged
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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

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Word Origin & History

"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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Example sentences
Don't bother me with sappy endings, special effects or flabby plots.
Sappy notes from kids, a special note from hubby, etc.
No sappy goodbye message, no overabundance of sentimentality.
The dozens of montages and endless high-drama sappy stories should be dropped.
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