Origin of moped
verb (used without object), moped, mop·ing.
verb (used with object), moped, mop·ing.
Origin of mope
Examples from the Web for moped
But for Joe he would have moped his life away in some dark corner where no one could see him.Her Benny|Silas Kitto Hocking
And he gloomed and moped and was an object of private mirth to Judge Enderby.Little Miss Grouch|Samuel Hopkins Adams
Joe moped in his room until Tracy called for him and again took him out in the automobile.Weatherby's Inning|Ralph Henry Barbour
She just sat idly by the fire and moped and dozed, or roused herself to grumble at something or other.The Making of Mona|Mabel Quiller-Couch
So he moped about all day, smoking and trying to read his Dairy Machinery, now sadly rusty.
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.