Origin: akin to Middle Dutch mopen, Swedish dialect, dialectal mopa from Indo-European base an unverified form mu-, echoic of sound made with tightly closed lips from source mutter, Classical Latin mutus
- to make gloomy, dull, etc.: used reflexively and in the passive
- to pass in gloom, dullness, etc.: with away
- a person who mopes or is inclined to mope
- low spirits
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intransitive verb moped moped, mop·ing, mopes
- a. To be gloomy or dejected.b. To brood or sulk. See Synonyms at brood.
- To move in a leisurely or aimless manner; dawdle.
- A person given to gloomy or dejected moods.
- mopes Low spirits; the blues. Often used with the.
Origin: Origin unknown.
- mopˈer noun
- mopˈish, mopˈey adjective
- mopˈish·ly adverb