AskDefine | Define droop

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droop n : a shape that sags; "there was a sag in the chair seat" [syn: sag]


1 droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness [syn: sag, swag, flag]
2 hang loosely or laxly; "His tongue lolled" [syn: loll]
3 become limp; "The flowers wilted" [syn: wilt]

User Contributed Dictionary



From Middle English droupen < Old Norse drūpa



  1. To sink or hang downward; to sag.
    I'm not handsome in the classical sense. The eyes droop, the mouth is crooked, the teeth aren't straight, the voice sounds like a Mafioso pallbearer, but somehow it all works. – William Wordsworth
  2. To slowly become limp; to bend gradually.
  3. To lose all enthusiasm or happiness.



  1. something which is limp or sagging; a condition or posture of drooping
    He walked with a discouraged droop.

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