A drooping tulip.
- The definition of a droop is an act of hanging down, bending down or losing power.
An example of a droop is the act of a once first place team falling to ruin and losing the game.
- Droop is defined as to hang down, bend down or to lose strength.
An example of roop is to turn a smile into a frown with sadness.
- to sink down; hang or bend down
- to lose vitality or strength; become weakened; languish
- to become dejected or dispirited
Origin of droopMiddle English droupen ; from Old Norse drūpa: for Indo-European base see drip
verbdrooped, droop·ing, droops
- To bend or hang downward: “His mouth drooped sadly, pulled down, no doubt, by the plump weight of his jowls” (Gore Vidal).
- To bend or sag gradually: flowers drooping in the midday heat.
- To sag in dejection or exhaustion: drooped from lack of sleep.
Origin of droopMiddle English droupen, from Old Norse drūpa; see dhreu- in Indo-European roots.
- droop′i·ly, droop′ing·ly
(third-person singular simple present droops, present participle drooping, simple past and past participle drooped)
From Middle English droupen, from Old Norse drúpa.