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dopey

adjective dop·ey \ˈdō-pē\

Simple Definition of dopey

  • : feeling the effects of a drug

  • : slow because you are tired

  • : foolish or stupid

Full Definition of dopey

dop·i·erdop·i·est

  1. 1 a :  dulled by alcohol or a narcotic b :  sluggish, stupefied

  2. 2 :  stupid, fatuous <dopey sitcoms>

dop·i·ly play \-pə-lē\ adverb
dop·i·ness noun

Examples of dopey

  1. I'm still a little dopey from the painkillers.

  2. After being up all night I was pretty dopey at work.



1896

First Known Use of dopey

1896

Variants of dopey

also dopy play \ˈdō-pē\

Rhymes with dopey


DOPEY Defined for Kids

dopey

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adjective dop·ey \ˈdō-pē\

Definition of dopey

dop·i·erdop·i·est

  1. 1 :  lacking alertness and activity <I feel dopey early in the morning.>

  2. 2 :  stupid 2 <a dopey remark>




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