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dope

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noun \ˈdōp\

Definition of dope

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

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

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

  4. 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

Definition of dope

doped

;

doping

  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

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

Definition of dope

slang

  1. :  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.

First Known Use of dope

1981



DOPE Defined for English Language Learners

dope

play
noun

Definition of dope for English Language Learners

  • : 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

verb

Definition of dope for English Language Learners

  • : 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

adjective

Definition of dope for English Language Learners

  • : great or excellent


DOPE Defined for Kids

dope

play
noun \ˈdōp\

Definition of dope for Students

  1. 1 :  an illegal drug

  2. 2 :  a stupid person

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


Medical Dictionary

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dope

play
noun \ˈdōp\

Medical Definition of dope

  1. 1a:  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. 2:  a narcotic addict


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dope

verb

Medical Definition of dope

doped

;

doping

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to give a narcotic to

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to take dope



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