from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Slang Dazed or lethargic, as if drugged.
  • adj. Slang Stupid; doltish: a dopey kid.
  • adj. Slang Silly; foolish: a dopey answer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Stupid, silly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. stupid.
  • adj. dulled or stupefied by alcohol or narcotics; sluggish or dull as though under the influence of a narcotic.
  • adj. revealing stupidity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See dopy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having or revealing stupidity


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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