verb (used without object), moped, mop·ing.
verb (used with object), moped, mop·ing.
Origin of mope
Examples from the Web for mope
"I'm tired o' doin' nowt but mope i' th' house," Liz fretted.That Lass O' Lowrie's|Frances Hodgson Burnett
That's seven thousand, nine hundred for the three of you to divide, less five hundred from The Mope.The Adventures of Jimmie Dale|Frank L. Packard
She isn't going to mope all day with Bibles as big as tramcars on her knees.Carnival|Compton Mackenzie
I spent the days at home, because I could not leave Hessie to mope her life away, and damp my mother's spirits with her sad face.The Catholic World; Volume I, Issues 1-6|E. Rameur
In the keen, exhilarating thrill of it she had little time to mope over Walter's absence.Comrade Yetta|Albert Edwards
British Dictionary definitions for mope
Word Origin for mope
Word Origin and History for mope
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.