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See also: море (Cyrillic)




Compare Danish måbe, German muffen, French moue.


mope (third-person singular simple present mopes, present participle moping, simple past and past participle moped)

  1. (intransitive) To carry oneself in a depressed, lackadaisical manner; to give oneself up to low spirits; to pout, sulk.
  2. (transitive) To make spiritless and stupid.

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mope (plural mopes)

  1. (archaic) A dull, spiritless person.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Burton to this entry?)
    Synonym: mopus
  2. (pornography industry) A bottom feeder who "mopes" around a pornography studio hoping for his big break and often does bit parts in exchange for room and board and meager pay.
    • 2011: LA Weekly, documenting uses dating to the 1990s
      The porn industry is many things. Subtle is not one of them. So when Porn Inc. went searching for a job title for people like Stephen Hill, the choice was "mope." It's based on the off-camera life of these fringe actors, hangers-on who mope around the studios hoping for a bit role, which if they're lucky might bring them $50 plus food — and the chance to have sex with a real, live woman.[1]