Definition of mope
1 archaic : to act in a dazed or stupid manner
2 : to give oneself up to brooding : become listless or dejected I was feeling depressed and just moped around all day.
3 : to move slowly or aimlessly : dawdle the little woman does mope along in traffic — Paul Jones
mopeyplay \ˈmō-pē\ adjective
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
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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