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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
dopey
adjective
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ I feel really dopey, and I've had a headache all day.
▪ What is it that makes politicians do such dopey things?
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Although the group still stressed positivity, there was nothing here of the dopey, grinning hippie stereotype of a year before.
▪ Beyond that, it promises to provide a weekly primer on dopey and unctuous behavior among upscale hillbillies who dress well.
▪ Danny relied on a dopey and familiar joke to produce a comic dialogue about deflating muscles.
▪ See, he boarded with this woman and her husband in Ambler, and the husband was kind of dopey.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Dopey

Dopey \Dop"ey\, Dopy \Dop"y\, a.

  1. stupid; as, a dopy kid. [Colloq.]

    Syn: cloddish, doltish.

  2. [affected by dope[2].] dulled or stupefied by alcohol or narcotics; sluggish or dull as though under the influence of a narcotic. [Slang]

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

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

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
dopey

1896, from dope (n.) + -y (2).

Wiktionary
dopey

a. stupid, silly.

WordNet
dopey
  1. adj. having or revealing stupidity; "ridiculous anserine behavior"; "a dopey answer"; "a dopey kid"; "some fool idea about rewriting authors' books" [syn: anserine, dopy, foolish, goosey, goosy, gooselike]

  2. [also: dopiest, dopier]

Wikipedia
Dopey

The word "dopey" means stupid, foolish, or clumsy. It may also refer to:

  • Dopey, a character in Disney's 1937 film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, as well as the television show, The 7D.
  • Dopey (Land of the Lost), an episode of the 1974 U.S. TV series Land of the Lost.
  • Benjamin Fein (also known as "Dopey Benny"), an American gangster.
  • Dean Haydenbaugh (also known as "Dopey"), an American drummer.
Dopey (Land of the Lost)

"Dopey" is the third episode of the first season of the 1974 American television series Land of the Lost. Written by Margaret Armen and directed by Dennis Steinmetz, it first aired in the United States on September 21, 1974 on NBC.

Usage examples of "dopey".

What Tim had been looking for was a nice, middle-size dog, and Dopey had appeared about to fill the bill.

It is possible that Dopey for some time had been deliberately curbing his natural tendency to vastness until he had attained the security of a good home.

On his part Dopey liked almost everybody who did not frighten him and who belonged to what he fondly believed to be the upper classes, but as almost everyone frightened him Dopey had few friends.

The result was Dopey, a creature who could call almost any dog brother with a fair chance of being right nine times out of ten.

Rising wearily from the box he set about to collect some sticks of kindling wood, an action that sent Dopey into ecstasies of excitement.

Suddenly he rose, delivered a kick of some force on the astounded rump of Dopey, seized the shovel and hurled its contents into the furnace before the dog had time to recover from his surprise and indignation.

Unconscious of the fact that he was still carrying the shovel, he made his way wearily up the steps, with Dopey panting hotly, but happily, on his heels.

Close by his side Dopey crouched and indulged in a few inhospitale growls.

Amid the appreciative giggles of the women and the subdued expostulations of the men he turned his back on the company and, with as much dignity as he could command, limped painfully from the room, the shovel still in his hand and Dopey at his heels.

For a moment he stood looking irresolutely at the door, then, opening it a little, he listened, Dopey doing likewise.

Thus equipped he sought a chair and sat staring vacantly at Dopey sprawled out at his feet.

Tim Willows remained alone in his room save for the companionship of Dopey and Mr.

Then he bestowed upon the rump of Dopey one of the most venomous kicks ever received by a dog.

Unable to trust his legs, Dopey sat down and broke into a gentle sweat.

Tim suspected that Dopey knew it and was prepared to take advantage of his knowledge.