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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: Probably from mop, mope 'stupid person' (14-16 centuries)

mope

verb
     
mope [intransitive]
to feel sorry for yourself, without making any effort to do anything or be more happy:
Don't lie there moping on a lovely morning like this!
The week he died, we all sat around and moped.

mope around/about (something)

phrasal verb
to move around a place in a sad, slow way, especially because you feel unhappy about the situation you are in:
She spends her days moping around the house.
Stephen didn't expect her to mope about while he was away on business.

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