Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “dripping”

dripping

noun [U] uk   /ˈdrɪp.ɪŋ/ (US usually drippings) us  
the fat that has come out of meat during cooking: beef drippingFats and oils in food and cooking

dripping

adjective [after verb] uk   /ˈdrɪp.ɪŋ/ us  
very wet: It's raining really hard - I'm absolutely dripping (wet). Jim had just been on a run and was dripping with sweat.Wet weather and wetness
(Definition of dripping from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of dripping?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “dripping” in other dictionaries

Translations of “dripping”

Word of the Day

hoppy

like hops (= dried fruit used to make beer)

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More