verb (used without object), moped, mop·ing.
verb (used with object), moped, mop·ing.
Origin of mope
Examples from the Web for mopes
Whereas Gotham mopes in the shadows, The Flash bursts like a splash page.‘The Flash’ Review: Teen Angst Gets a Comic Book Quickie|Sujay Kumar|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She mopes about by herself, and don't mix in with the people.Return of the Native|Thomas Hardy
He is wiser than the melancholy Jacques in the same play, who calls all people fools, and mopes about preaching wise saws.Brave Men and Women|O.E. Fuller
Conrad "lies awake all that night;" mopes about, in intricate darkness, days and nights; rises one morning an altered man.History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol, II. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
Word Origin 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.