Moped



[moh-ped] /ˈmoʊˌpɛd/

noun
1.
a motorized bicycle that has pedals in addition to a low-powered gasoline engine designed for low-speed operation.
[mohp] /moʊp/
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.
/ˈməʊpɛd/
noun
1.
(Brit) a light motorcycle, not over 50cc
/məʊp/
verb (intransitive)
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
noun
3.
a gloomy person
n.

1956, from Swedish (c.1952), from (trampcykel med) mo(tor och) ped(aler) “pedal cycle with engine and pedals” (the earliest versions had auxiliary pedals). Cf. obsolete English mo-bike (1925), from motor bicycle.
v.

1560s, “to move and act unconsciously;” 1580s, “to be listless and apathetic,” the sound of the word perhaps somehow suggestive of low feelings (cf. Low German mopen “to sulk,” Dutch moppen “to grumble, to grouse,” Danish maabe, dialectal Swedish mopa “to mope”). Related: Moped; moping; mopey; mopish.

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