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dope

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noun \ˈdōp\

Simple Definition of dope

  • : an illegal drug (such as marijuana or heroin)

  • : a stupid or annoying person

  • the dope : information about someone or something that is not commonly or immediately known

Full Definition of dope

  1. 1 a :  a thick liquid or pasty preparation b :  a preparation for giving a desired quality to a substance or surface

  2. 2 :  absorbent or adsorbent material used in various manufacturing processes (as the making of dynamite)

  3. 3 a (1) :  an illicit, habit-forming, or narcotic drug; especially :  marijuana (2) :  a preparation given to a racehorse to help or hinder its performance b chiefly Southern :  a cola drink c :  a stupid person

  4. 4 :  information especially from a reliable source <the inside dope>

Examples of dope

  1. They were caught smoking dope.

  2. What a dope he is.



Origin of dope

Dutch doop sauce, from dopen to dip; akin to Old English dyppan to dip


First Known Use: 1786

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dope

verb

Simple Definition of dope

  • : to give a drug to (a person or animal) especially to cause unconsciousness

  • : to put a drug in (something, such as food or a drink) to make a person or animal unconscious

Full Definition of dope

dopeddop·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to treat or affect with dope; especially :  to give a narcotic to

  3. 2 :  figure out —usually used with out

  4. 3 :  to treat with a dopant

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to take dope

dop·er noun

Examples of dope

  1. They tried to dope him.



1889

First Known Use of dope

1889


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dope

adjective

Simple Definition of dope

  • : great or excellent

Full Definition of dope

slang

  1. :  excellent —used as a generalized term of approval

Examples of dope

  1. That movie was so dope.

  2. Check out this dope new song.



1981

First Known Use of dope

1981



DOPE Defined for Kids

dope

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noun \ˈdōp\

Definition of dope

  1. 1 :  an illegal drug

  2. 2 :  a stupid person

  3. 3 :  information <What's the dope on the new kid?>





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