Dopey Dop"ey, Dopy Dop"y, a. 1. stupid; as, a dopy kid. [Colloq.]

Syn: cloddish, doltish. [PJC]

2. [affected by {dope[2]}.] dulled or stupefied by alcohol or narcotics; sluggish or dull as though under the influence of a narcotic. [Slang] [Webster 1913 Suppl. + WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

3. revealing stupidity; as, a dopey answer. [WordNet sense 2]

Syn: anserine, dopey, fool(prenominal), foolish, goosey, goosy, gooselike. [WordNet 1.5] ||

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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