Last modified on 17 July 2014, at 16:59

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From mope (pout)

AdjectiveEdit

mopy (comparative mopier, superlative mopiest)

  1. Alternative spelling of mopey.

Etymology 2Edit

Blend of MOP and copy, acronym of "multiple original prints".

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

mopy (third-person singular simple present mopies, present participle mopying, simple past and past participle mopied)

  1. To print more than one copy of a document using a computer printer rather than printing one original and copying it with a separate machine.
    • 1996 November 11, Noor Amal, “Why copy when you can mopy”, New Straits Times, page 18:
      Mopy is a term HP [Hewlett-Packard] has coined to talk about a new paradigm to address the current printing/coping[sic] trend. Mopying is a term describing the process of creating multiple original prints, or "mopies" on a laser printer.
    • 2001 November 17, Robert Uhlig, “Boom in email puts paper use up by 40pc”, Telegraph:
      [] "mopying" - making a document and copying it many times - had become common.
    • 2003 September 17, Juhi Bhambal, “Printing Solutions”, PCQuest:
      Some offer a function called mopying. Instead of printing one original and then making copies on a copying machine, you get several originals of the document (or high-quality copies).

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