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soapy

[soh-pee] /ˈsoʊ pi/
adjective, soapier, soapiest.
1.
containing or impregnated with soap:
soapy water.
2.
covered with soap or lather:
soapy dishes.
3.
of the nature of soap; resembling soap:
a soft, soapy fiber.
4.
pertaining to or characteristic of soap:
a clean, soapy smell.
5.
Informal. characteristic or reminiscent of a soap opera; melodramatic; corny:
a soapy plot.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; soap + -y1
Related forms
soapily, adverb
soapiness, noun
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Examples for soapy
  • Water bottles can be washed with warm soapy water and allowed to dry before being reused.
  • Put your hand in the sock, soak up soapy water and scrub.
  • The metal shelves have grooves with holes that allow soapy water to drip through.
  • Wash rings and lids in hot soapy water and rinse well.
  • The power-generating reaction creates a benign by-product akin to soapy water.
  • Wash all towels in warm, soapy water and then dry them.
  • If you don't see any suds right away, turn off the machine and see if there is any soapy residue.
  • To avoid uneven color, first wash with a soapy washcloth to remove dead cells that are ready to flake off.
  • The cilantro cuts through everything else with its soapy, floral aroma.
  • Use an antibacterial kitchen cleaner or wash the area with hot soapy water.
British Dictionary definitions for soapy

soapie

/ˈsəʊpɪ/
noun
1.
(Austral) an informal word for soap opera

soapy

/ˈsəʊpɪ/
adjective soapier, soapiest
1.
containing or covered with soap soapy water
2.
resembling or characteristic of soap
3.
(slang) flattering or persuasive
noun (pl) -pies
4.
(Austral) a variant of soapie
Derived Forms
soapily, adverb
soapiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for soapy
adj.

c.1600, from soap (n.) + -y (2). Related: Soapily; soapiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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