[ mohp ]
/ moʊp /
verb (used without object), moped, mop·ing.
to be sunk in dejection or listless apathy; sulk; brood.
verb (used with object), moped, mop·ing.
to make dejected, listless, or apathetic.
a person who mopes or is given to moping.
mopes, depressed spirits; blues.
Origin of mope
First recorded in 1560–70; variant of mop2
Related formsmop·er, nounmop·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for moper
/ (məʊp) /
to be gloomy or apatheticthere's no time to mope
to move or act in an aimless wayhe moped around the flat
a gloomy person
See also mopes
Derived Formsmoper, nounmopy, adjective
Word Origin for mope
C16: perhaps from obsolete mope fool and related to mop ²
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