- stupid; inane: It was rather dopey of him to lock himself out.
- sluggish or befuddled from or as from the use of narcotics or alcohol.
Origin of dopey
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Examples from the Web for dopey
I wouldn't call Pippa, "really badly dressed" as much as just ... dopey.Is Pippa Middleton Just Very Badly Dressed?
September 27, 2013
While the camera pans towards him in the hallway, along the wall is an image of Dopey from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.'The Shining': The Craziest Theories Behind the Film
March 28, 2013
And it is most certainly not about some dopey urge to play the hero and fuel America.How Miners Talk About Death
Jeanne Marie Laskas
April 9, 2010
Say, if I hadn't been havin' a dopey streak I'd a known something was about due.Shorty McCabe
But everyone was dopey today and Driscoll was peevish and nobody loved us.Quarter-Back Bates
Ralph Henry Barbour
"You'll be out heeling the Record, Dopey, inside of a month," said Hunter quietly.
You probably will, Dopey, but you'll never rob us of this memory.
"More'n I can say," said Dopey, affectionately feeling of his head.
- slang silly
- informal half-asleep or in a state of semiconsciousness, as when under the influence of a drug
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Word Origin and History for dopey
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