mope

verb

  • 1

    Be silent, morose, and bad-tempered out of annoyance or disappointment.

Dialects

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Origin

Mid 16th century (the early noun sense being ‘fool or simpleton’): perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare with Swedish dialect mopa ‘to sulk’.

Pronunciation

  • mope /məʊp/