noun \ˈdōp\

: 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

a :  a thick liquid or pasty preparation
b :  a preparation for giving a desired quality to a substance or surface
:  absorbent or adsorbent material used in various manufacturing processes (as the making of dynamite)
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
:  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

Related to DOPE

book, 411 [slang], inside, lowdown, poop [slang], scoop, skinny [slang], tip
brain, genius

Other Drug/Tobacco Terms

controlled, flake, herb, key, sodden



: 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

transitive verb
:  to treat or affect with dope; especially :  to give a narcotic to
:  figure out —usually used with out
:  to treat with a dopant
intransitive verb
:  to take dope
dop·er noun

Examples of DOPE

  1. They tried to dope him.

First Known Use of DOPE




: great or excellent

Full Definition of DOPE

:  excellent —used as a generalized term of approval

Examples of DOPE

  1. That movie was so dope.
  2. Check out this dope new song.

First Known Use of DOPE


Related to DOPE

A-OK, A1, awesome, bang-up, banner, beautiful, blue-chip, blue-ribbon, boffo, bonny (also bonnie) [chiefly British], boss [slang], brag, brave, bully, bumper, capital, choice, classic, cool [slang], corking, crackerjack, cracking, dandy, divine, excellent [slang], down [slang], dynamite, fab, fabulous, famous, fantabulous [slang], fantastic, fine, first-class, first-rate, first-string, five-star, four-star, frontline, gangbusters (also gangbuster), gilt-edged (or gilt-edge), gone [slang], grand, great, groovy, heavenly, high-class, hot, hype [slang], immense, jim-dandy, keen, lovely, marvelous (or marvellous), mean, neat, nifty, noble, number one (also No. 1), numero uno, out-of-sight [slang], par excellence, peachy, peachy keen, phat [slang], prime, primo [slang], prize, prizewinning, quality, radical [slang], righteous [slang], sensational, slick, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-flight, top-notch, top-of-the-line, topping [chiefly British], top-shelf, unsurpassed, wizard [chiefly British], wonderful
atrocious, awful, execrable, lousy, pathetic, poor, rotten, terrible, vile, wretched


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