Definition of "sappy" [sap•py]

  • Full of sap; juicy. (adjective)
  • Slang Excessively sentimental; mawkish. (adjective)
  • Slang Silly or foolish. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sappy" in a sentence
  • "For two reasons: one, as I mentioned, I wrote this as a way to heal, and the last thing I wanted was to get bogged down in sappy emotion."
  • "The reason I feel sappy is because I am absurdly touched by the invitation, considering my stepbrother and I watched our friendship crumble into nothing when it was systematically assaulted by familial forces."
  • "Tacked on to the scaffolding of the unproduced play, Cap’n Simon Wheeler, The Amateur Detective, this enigmatic, dream-ridden fantasy involves a young man who travels three days on horseback from Kentucky to a small Missouri town with the intention of shooting to death a cousin, who is described as sappy, sentimental, giddy, and thoughtless, to settle a family feud."