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mope

play
verb \ˈmōp\

Simple Definition of mope

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

  • : to move around slowly because you are unhappy

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of mope

moped

moping

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 archaic :  to act in a dazed or stupid manner

  3. 2 :  to give oneself up to brooding :  become listless or dejected

  4. 3 :  to move slowly or aimlessly :  dawdle

moper

noun

mopey

play \ˈmō-pē\ adjective

Examples of mope in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of mope

probably from obsolete mop, mope fool


First Known Use: 1568


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mope

noun

Definition of mope

  1. 1 :  one that mopes

  2. 2 plural :  blues 1



1693

First Known Use of mope

1693

Rhymes with mope


MOPE Defined for Kids

mope

play
verb \ˈmōp\

Definition of mope for Students

moped

moping

  1. :  to be in a dull and sad state of mind <Don't sit home moping all the day long. — Astrid Lindgren, Pippi Longstocking>




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