verb (used without object), moped, mop·ing.
verb (used with object), moped, mop·ing.
Origin of mope
Examples from the Web for moping
Faced with a moping, stony-faced new partner, Beth did not selflessly set aside her own pain to help.
I was sitting alone in my room this afternoon—I believe I was moping—when Bessie brought up his card.Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908|Lucy Maud Montgomery
But she did not believe in moping, and only assured herself that she must make the day an easy one.A Country Doctor and Selected Stories and Sketches|Sarah Orne Jewett
It seems so funny not to go to it, instead of moping in these fusty lodgings.The Rough Road|William John Locke
Well, sometimes I do think I'm very ill; and then, again, I think it's only the moping life sets me fancying and exaggerating.Wives and Daughters|Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Why the dickens did they leave us moping here: working in the blazing heat, and crawling to the latrines in the chilly nights?At Suvla Bay|John Hargrave
British Dictionary definitions for moping
Word Origin for mope
Word Origin and History for moping
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.