Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Consisting of or containing soap.
  • adjective Covered with soap.
  • adjective Resembling soap.
  • adjective Slang Unctuous; oily.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Consisting of or containing soap; resembling soap; having some of the properties of soap; saponaceous.
  • Smeared with soap: as, soapy hands.
  • Belonging to or characteristic of soap: as, a soapy taste; a soapy feeling.
  • Smooth-tongued; unctuous; plausible: flattering.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Resembling soap; having the qualities of, or feeling like, soap; soft and smooth.
  • adjective Smeared with soap; covered with soap.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective resembling soap
  • adjective resembling a soap opera
  • adjective full of soap
  • adjective covered in soap

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective resembling or having the qualities of soap
  • adjective unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech

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Examples

  • | X i've never seen the same Hawkwind line-up twice soapy @soapy | Send note | 16 Apr '09, 00: 00 | Reply

    Drowned In Sound // Feed

  • Also that if a second crop was taken from the same ground without fertilizing it, the melons would be small and what we called soapy; that is, soft and smooth, utterly uncrisp, and without a trace of the lively freshness and sweetness of those raised on virgin soil.

    The Story of My Boyhood and Youth

  • The leads are very attractive and talented, which really helps when the film gets bogged down in soapy theatrics in its second half.

    2010 February : Scrubbles.net

  • The leads are very attractive and talented, which really helps when the film gets bogged down in soapy theatrics in its second half.

    Weekly Mishmash: February 21-27 : Scrubbles.net

  • Ms. MICKY ALLISON: When the kids finished with them at school, she would bring them home and we would wash them, in soapy water, and we put an orange arm band around it and�then it progressed into the orange boxes.

    All Treat, No Tricks As UNICEF Fundraiser Turns 60

  • Yes, it soaked in soapy water for two weeks, every day I chipped away at them a little more.

    Bright Stuff #543 « Write Anything

  • By immersing it in soapy water, the junk gets dislodged and goes down the drain and out of your life.

    Scripting News for 10/22/07 « Scripting News Annex

  • Non-porous items such as plates may simply need to be washed in soapy water.

    Mold

  • Non-porous items such as plates may simply need to be washed in soapy water.

    Archive 2005-11-01

  • I just use the Carl Franz system: soak the laundry in soapy water in a tightly-covered bucket while you're driving.

    RV laundry

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  • a flavor obtanined by overdose of rosemary in cooking

    April 11, 2009

  • Poor Rosemary. She always was a saponaceous ol' git. But baking her in a pie? Seems a bit Titus Andronicky.

    April 12, 2009

  • ... Titus Andronicky??

    April 13, 2009

  • When the Emperor asks for Chiron and Demetrius, Titus reveals that they were in the pie Tamora has just been enjoying, and then kills Tamora.

    April 13, 2009

  • Yes, I'm familiar with the play. I was simultaneously expressing comic incredulity at the remark, and wondering why you didn't bracket your coinage of a new adjective.

    April 13, 2009

  • Sorry, c_b. You had me puzzled, as I figured you would know the play. I suppose if garlicky can be an adjective, then so could T.A.cky. oh, wait! That already is one...

    Hope you had a lovely weekend

    April 13, 2009

  • Too late! I bracketed it for you! Nyah!

    April 13, 2009

  • Kudos to sionnach for his scrupulous adherence to the -cky rule (as seen in "picnicking" and "panicky"), even in silly contexts like this one. :-D

    April 14, 2009

  • So it's too late to vote for Titus Andronicustard?

    April 14, 2009

  • Only if it's dairy free.

    Or Titus Andronicussword.

    April 14, 2009