dopey

adjective
dop·​ey | \ ˈdō-pē How to pronounce dopey (audio) \
variants: or less commonly dopy
dopier; dopiest

Definition of dopey

1a : dulled by alcohol or a narcotic
2 : stupid, fatuous dopey sitcoms

Other Words from dopey

dopily \ ˈdō-​pə-​lē How to pronounce dopey (audio) \ adverb
dopiness noun

Examples of dopey in a Sentence

I'm still a little dopey from the painkillers. After being up all night I was pretty dopey at work.
Recent Examples on the Web This standard ballad of devotion might have fared better without such a childish title and chorus, which really just sounds dopey coming from a then-17-year-old. Melissa Ruggieri, USA TODAY, 22 May 2022 Tiger salamanders, their yellow lips giving them the appearance of a dopey grin, twisting their wet, rubbery bodies around each other in breeding ponds. Carolyn Wells, Longreads, 24 Mar. 2022 For instance, the original Toyota Celica Supra was kind of a dopey nose extension of the Celica to accommodate a six-cylinder engine that was then finished off with tufted velour upholstery. John Pearley Huffman, Car and Driver, 18 Mar. 2022 Al and Greta are cartoonishly creepy; Max is only slightly less cartoonishly dopey; consequently, the stakes feel low all around. Jon Frosch, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Mar. 2022 That was also when dopey, relatively earnest disaster epics could still pull crowds into multiplexes. WSJ, 9 Feb. 2022 That was also when dopey, relatively earnest disaster epics could still pull crowds into multiplexes. WSJ, 9 Feb. 2022 That was also when dopey, relatively earnest disaster epics could still pull crowds into multiplexes. WSJ, 9 Feb. 2022 A decade or so later, McDonald’s rethought him rather significantly, reduced his arms by two, dropped the epithet from his name and turned him into Ronald McDonald’s dopey sidekick. Abram Brown, Forbes, 26 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of dopey

1896, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Dopey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dopey. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for dopey

dopey

adjective
dop·​ey | \ ˈdō-pē How to pronounce dopey (audio) \
dopier; dopiest

Kids Definition of dopey

1 : lacking alertness and activity I feel dopey early in the morning.
2 : stupid sense 2 a dopey remark

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