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Etymology 1Edit

From mope (pout)


mopy (comparative mopier, superlative mopiest)

  1. Alternative spelling of mopey

Etymology 2Edit

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



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”, in New Straits Times[1], 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”, in Telegraph[2]:
      [] "mopying" - making a document and copying it many times - had become common.
    • 2003 September 17, Juhi Bhambal, “Printing Solutions”, in PCQuest[3]:
      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).