moper

mope

[mohp]
verb (used without object), moped, moping.
1.
to be sunk in dejection or listless apathy; sulk; brood.
verb (used with object), moped, moping.
2.
to make dejected, listless, or apathetic.
noun
3.
a person who mopes or is given to moping.
4.
mopes, depressed spirits; blues.

Origin:
1560–70; variant of mop2

moper, noun
mopingly, adverb
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mope (məʊp)
 
vb
1.  to be gloomy or apathetic: there's no time to mope
2.  to move or act in an aimless way: he moped around the flat
 
n
3.  a gloomy person
 
[C16: perhaps from obsolete mope fool and related to mop²]
 
'moper
 
n
 
'mopy
 
adj

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mope
1560s, the sound of the word perhaps somehow suggestive of low feelings (cf. Low Ger. mopen "to sulk," Du. moppen "to grumble, to grouse," Dan. maabe "to mope"). Related: Moping; mopey.
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