doper

noun dop·er \ ˈdō-pər \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of doper

plural dopers
1 informal
a : a person who frequently or habitually uses illicit drugs
  • He was a doper. He was loaded right now. Speed maybe. Or coke.
  • —Joseph Wambaugh
b : a person who sells illicit drugs
  • "Dopers are right on the cutting edge of technology," says Jimmy Davis of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. "It used to be that you weren't a certified dope dealer unless you had a beeper. Now you're not a big-time dope dealer unless you're cellular."
  • —Terry E. Johnson et al.
2 informal : an athlete who uses performance-enhancing substances typically banned for use in sports
  • Already athletes from Great Britain and Australia who finished behind drug-using East Germans have begun asking Olympic officials to disqualify the dopers and rewrite the record books accordingly.
  • Sports Illustrated
  • Human growth hormone is another protein, already widely abused by dopers, that builds muscle and aids recovery.
  • Bicycling

First Known Use of doper

1899

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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doper

noun dop·er \ ˈdō-pər \

medical Definition of doper

: a person who frequently or habitually uses illicit drugs

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