or dop·y

[ doh-pee ]
/ ˈdoʊ pi /

adjective, dop·i·er, dop·i·est. Informal.

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

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900; dope + -y1

Related forms

dop·i·ness, dop·ey·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for dopey



/ (ˈdəʊpɪ) /

adjective dopier or dopiest

slang silly
informal half-asleep or in a state of semiconsciousness, as when under the influence of a drug

Derived Forms

dopily, adverbdopiness, noun
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