Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to dopey: Enneagram


also dop·y  (dō′pē)
adj. dop·i·er, dop·i·est Slang
1. Dazed or lethargic, as if drugged.
2. Stupid; doltish: a dopey kid.
3. Silly; foolish: a dopey answer.


(ˈdəʊpɪ) or


adj, dopier or dopiest
1. slang silly
2. informal half-asleep or in a state of semiconsciousness, as when under the influence of a drug
ˈdopily adv
ˈdopiness, ˈdopeyness n


or dop•y

(ˈdoʊ pi)

adj. dop•i•er, dop•i•est. Informal.
1. stupid; inane.
2. sluggish or befuddled, as from the use of narcotics or alcohol.
[1895–1900, Amer.]
dop′i•ness, dop′ey•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dopey - having or revealing stupiditydopey - having or revealing stupidity; "ridiculous anserine behavior"; "a dopey answer"; "a dopey kid"; "some fool idea about rewriting authors' books"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
stupid - lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity


1. drowsy, dazed, groggy (informal), drugged, muzzy, stupefied, half-asleep, woozy (informal) The medicine always made him feel dopey.
2. (Informal) stupid, simple, slow, thick, silly, foolish, dense, dumb (informal), senseless, goofy (informal), idiotic, dozy (Brit. informal), asinine, dumb-ass (slang) I was so dopey I believed him.


also dopy
1. Slang. Lacking mental and physical alertness and activity:
2. Slang. Lacking in intelligence:
Informal: thick.
Slang: dimwitted.
langsom i opfattelsensløv
uppdópaîur, í vímu


[ˈdəʊpɪ] ADJ (dopier (compar) (dopiest (superl))) (= drugged) → drogado, colocado; (= fuddled) → atontado; (= stupid) → corto


[ˈdəʊpi] adj
(because of drug, anaesthetic)comateux/euse
(= sleepy) [person] → à moitié endormi(e)
(= stupid) → abruti(e)


, dopy
adj (+er) (inf: = stupid) → bekloppt (inf), → blöd (inf); (= sleepy, half-drugged)benommen, benebelt (inf)


[ˈdəʊpɪ] (fam) adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (drugged) → inebetito/a; (stupid) → stupidotto/a; (sleepy) → addormentato/a


(dəup) noun
any drug or drugs. He was accused of stealing dope from the chemist.
to drug. They discovered that the racehorse had been doped.
ˈdopey adjective
made stupid (as if) by drugs. I was dopey from lack of sleep.

dopey, doped up

adj (fam) drogado
References in periodicals archive ?
Orca biologist Andy Foote said: "When I saw the photos on Facebook, I noticed that the white eye patch of Dopey Dick sloped backwards in a really distinctive fashion.
DOPEY detective Humphrey Goodman takes on another murder case in this comical crime drama set in the Caribbean.
Dopey Modestas Kubilius - convicted of a shooting - also broke the rule banning prisoners from using social media when he uploaded the snaps.
The slasher-pic 80s is revived with gallows humour as resonant as deputy Dewey's dopey ringtone.
A DOPEY motorist parked DOPEY motorist parked his car on a harbour his car on a harbour slipway - and returned to slipway - and returned to find it submerged by the find it submerged by the incoming tide.
the wild bunch Rhys nips for a pint then forgets his forget-me-nots by Nick Dorman DOPEY Rhys Ifans pops out for a beer clutching a bunch of flowers - then leaves them behind.
According to the Southern Courier, University of NSW student Angela Lam was worried about leaving her dog Dopey home alone in Maroubra while she was at university.
MEET Doc, Grumpy, Sleepy, Dopey, Sneezy, Happy and Bashful They're seven kittens dumped in a box next to an animal rescue centre.
That same dopey clumsy dog has guidedmy sisterwhowas born without the luxury of vision.
Snow White and Dopey cheered up children at the hospital ahead of a new show coming to the ECHO arena.
Snow White and Dopey cheered up children at the hospital, ahead of a new show coming to the Echo Arena Liverpool.
You may know her better as the dopey Bubbles from Absolutely Fabulous (or as Prunella Scales' daughter off those Tesco ads - remember them?