Definition: The feeling you have after you’ve dropped your phone and hope the glass isn’t cracked.
Sample usage: “I was all, like, droptimistic when it landed face down, hoping for the best, but nah, the screen looks like a drunken spider web.”
Quality: You can use the word for any situation where you know you did something stupid and have a brief moment of hoping for the best. A very brief moment, alas.
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