To droop is to limply or loosely hang downward. Have you ever seen the long, floppy ears of a basset hound hanging down? Those ears are drooping.

When things droop, they're loose and hanging down. On a day without wind, a flag will droop. If you are sad or embarrassed, your head might droop a little. Evidently, drooping your head when you’re feeling down is something people have been doing for a long time. Droop is also related to the words drop and drip.

Definitions of droop
  1. verb
    droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
    synonyms: flag, sag, swag
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    slouch, slump
    assume a drooping posture or carriage
    hang loosely, like an empty bag
    type of:
    drop, drop down, sink
    fall or descend to a lower place or level
  2. verb
    hang loosely or laxly
    synonyms: loll
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    type of:
    dangle, drop, swing
    hang freely
  3. verb
    become limp
    synonyms: wilt
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    type of:
    crumble, decay, dilapidate
    fall into decay or ruin
  4. noun
    a shape that sags
    synonyms: sag
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    type of:
    depression, impression, imprint
    a concavity in a surface produced by pressing
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