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mope

play
verb \ˈmōp\

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 <I was feeling depressed and just moped around all day.>

  4. 3 :  to move slowly or aimlessly :  dawdle <the little woman does mope along in traffic — Paul Jones>

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 mopes plural :  blues 1

Origin and Etymology of mope

see 1mope


First Known Use: 1693


MOPE Defined for English Language Learners

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mope

play
verb \ˈmōp\

Definition of mope for English Language Learners

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

  • : to move around slowly because you are unhappy


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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