mope

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1mope

verb \ˈmōp\

: to behave in a way that shows you are unhappy and depressed

: to move around slowly because you are unhappy

mopedmop·ing

Full Definition of MOPE

intransitive verb
1
archaic :  to act in a dazed or stupid manner
2
:  to give oneself up to brooding :  become listless or dejected
3
:  to move slowly or aimlessly :  dawdle
mop·er noun
mop·ey \ˈmō-pē\ adjective

Examples of MOPE

  1. Like a little child, he often moped when he didn't get what he wanted.
  2. <we were in a rush, and the Sunday driver in front of us was just moping along>

Origin of MOPE

probably from obsolete mop, mope fool
First Known Use: 1568

2mope

noun

Definition of MOPE

1
:  one that mopes
2
plural :  blues 1

First Known Use of MOPE

1693

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