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English definition of “sappy”

sappy

adjective uk   /ˈsæp.i/ US informal us  
describes something that is extremely emotional in an embarrassing way: It's a sappy film - take some tissues when you see it.Sentimental and over-emotional
(Definition of sappy from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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