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Date: 1900-2000
Origin: soppy 'completely wet' (19-20 centuries), from SOP1

soppy

adjective
     
sop‧py comparative soppier, superlative soppiest British English informal
1 expressing love or emotions in a way that seems silly [= sappy American English]
a soppy film
2

be soppy about somebody/something

to be very fond of someone or something, in a way that seems silly to other people:
She's soppy about dogs.

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