Examples of mope in a sentence
Like a little child, he often moped when he didn't get what he wanted.
<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
First Known Use of mope
MOPE Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of mope for Students
: 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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