Origin of moped
verb (used without object), moped, mop·ing.
verb (used with object), moped, mop·ing.
Origin of mope
Related Words for mopedbrood, sulk, chafe, despond, grumble, regret, grump, lament, repine, grieve, yearn, pine, moon, idle, despair, sink, ache, languish, bleed, fret
Examples from the Web for moped
Historical Examples of moped
The boy, whenever he was not doing anything, moped in the house.The Secret Agent
Poor, honest Fido, how lonesome he was and how he moped about!A Little Book of Profitable Tales
Thereupon he drank and moped for a week, and then hanged himself.Under Western Eyes
And he gloomed and moped and was an object of private mirth to Judge Enderby.Little Miss Grouch
Samuel Hopkins Adams
I am sure Marcus would say so; and then I am certain you would be moped to death.Doctor Luttrell's First Patient
Rosa Nouchette Carey
Word Origin for moped
Word Origin for mope
1956, from Swedish (c.1952), from (trampcykel med) mo(tor och) ped(aler) "pedal cycle with engine and pedals" (the earliest versions had auxiliary pedals). Cf. obsolete English mo-bike (1925), from motor bicycle.
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.