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dope

noun \ ˈdōp \
Updated on: 20 Apr 2018
1 a : a thick liquid or pasty preparation
b : a preparation for giving a desired quality to a substance or surface
2 : absorbent or adsorbent material used in various manufacturing processes (such as the making of dynamite)
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 : information especially from a reliable source
  • the inside dope

Examples of dope in a Sentence

  1. They were caught smoking dope.

  2. What a dope he is.

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Origin and Etymology of dope

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

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dope

verb
doped; doping
1 : to treat or affect with dope; especially : to give a narcotic to
2 : figure out usually used with out
3 : to treat with a dopant
: to take dope

doper

noun

Examples of dope in a Sentence

  1. They tried to dope him.

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First Known Use of dope

1889


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dope

adjective
slang
: excellent used as a generalized term of approval

Examples of dope in a Sentence

  1. That movie was so dope.

  2. Check out this dope new song.

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First Known Use of dope

1981



DOPE Defined for English Language Learners

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


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


dope

  • : great or excellent


DOPE Defined for Kids

dope

noun \ ˈdōp \
1 : an illegal drug
2 : a stupid person
3 : information
  • What's the dope on the new kid?

Medical Dictionary

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dope

noun \ ˈdōp \
1 a : a preparation of an illicit, habit-forming, or narcotic drug (as opium, heroin, or marijuana)
b : a preparation given to a racehorse to help or hinder its performance
2 : a narcotic addict

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dope

verb
doped; doping
: to give a narcotic to
: to take dope


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