- 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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Related Wordslethargic, dazed, comatose, dreamy, drugged, heavy, indolent, lackadaisical, languid, lazy, restful, sluggish, somnolent, soothing, soporific, tired, torpid, nodding, slumberous, dopy
Examples from the Web for dopy
I have studied every line of old Randall's notes till I'm 'dopy' myself.The Tyranny of the Dark
It was some hot out there on the water, son, and Im inclined to be dopy.The Outdoor Chums on the Lake
I was thinkin of you an gettin kind of dopy when some one says over the fone "This is the General.""That's me all over, Mable"
Beneath that dopy somnolence of manner his senses were alert and his eyes were usually the first to see distant game.In Africa
John T. McCutcheon
I tell you it's all worked out, Jenkins—all figured out while you were dopy in your bunk.The Wreck of the Titan
- 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 dopy
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