- to be sunk in dejection or listless apathy; sulk; brood.
- to make dejected, listless, or apathetic.
- a person who mopes or is given to moping.
- mopes, depressed spirits; blues.
Origin of mope
- to be gloomy or apatheticthere's no time to mope
- to move or act in an aimless wayhe moped around the flat
- a gloomy person
Word Origin and History for moper
1560s, "to move and act unconsciously;" 1580s, "to be listless and apathetic," the sound of the word perhaps somehow suggestive of low feelings (cf. Low German mopen "to sulk," Dutch moppen "to grumble, to grouse," Danish maabe, dialectal Swedish mopa "to mope"). Related: Moped; moping; mopey; mopish.