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1 flowing in drops; the formation and falling of drops of liquid; "there's a drip through the roof" [syn: trickle, dribble]
2 the sound of a liquid falling drop by drop; "the constant sound of dripping irritated him" [syn: dripping]
3 (architecture) a projection from a cornice or sill designed to protect the area below from rainwater (as over a window or doorway) [syn: drip mold, drip mould]


1 fall in drops; "Water is dripping from the faucet"
2 let or cause to fall in drops; "dribble oil into the mixture" [syn: dribble, drop] [also: dripping, dripped]dripping adj
1 having liquid falling in drops; "in the dripping fog"; "the scene where he is singing in the rain in dripping clothes"; "there was little shelter under the dripping trees"
2 wet with secreted or exuded moisture such as sweat or blood or tears; "wiped his reeking neck" [syn: reeking, watery]


1 a liquid (as water) that flows in drops (as from the eaves of house) [syn: drippage]
2 the sound of a liquid falling drop by drop; "the constant sound of dripping irritated him" [syn: drip] adv : extremely wet; "dripping wet"; "soaking wet" [syn: soaking, sopping]dripping See drip

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  1. Solid animal fat, traditionally collected from dripping off roasting meat.


Derived terms


  1. present participle of drip

Extensive Definition

Dripping, also known as beef or pork dripping, is an animal fat produced from the fatty or otherwise unusable parts of cow or pig carcasses. It is similar to lard and tallow.
It is used for cooking, especially in British cuisine, significantly so in Yorkshire, though towards the end of the 20th century dripping had fallen out of favour, due to its being regarded as less healthy than vegetable oils such as olive and sunflower oil.
Traditionally, fish and chips were fried in beef dripping, and this practice does continue in some places particularly in the North of England, however many such shops now use oils which are considered to be more healthy.
Pork dripping is served cold to be spread on bread (bread and dripping), particularly for breakfast. In parts of Yorkshire, this is known as a "mucky fat" sandwich. It is also served on toast with salt and sometimes pepper, also mainly for breakfast.
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