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: methamphetamine
… estimates that two-thirds of the violent criminals he tries use meth, cook it or sell it.Paul Solotaroff
see crystal meth


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combining form

variants or metho-
: methyl

Example Sentences

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Selling or possessing even small amounts of meth can carry strict punishments in court. Nora Mishanec, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 Mar. 2023 Farfan brought in at least 20 kilos of meth, half a kilo of heroin and nearly two kilos of fentanyl. Beth Warren,, 27 Feb. 2023 The one thing more addictive than blue meth is apparently PopCorners, seeing as in a new ad for the snack, Walter White and Jesse Pinkman can’t stop munching on the stuff. Jason P. Frank, Vulture, 3 Feb. 2023 In the previous fiscal year, the agency seized 192,000 pounds of meth. Luke Barr, ABC News, 13 Oct. 2022 In February and March 2021, inspectors found two packages sent by Owens to Stewart in North Olmsted and Westlake that contained a total of 2 pounds of meth. Adam Ferrise, cleveland, 27 Apr. 2022 Other users deliberately use both meth and opioids. Jon Kamp, WSJ, 14 Nov. 2022 According to CBS Colorado, officials found more than 65,000 counterfeit M-30 pills that contained fentanyl and more than 34 pounds of meth during the course of that investigation. Li Cohen, CBS News, 2 Jan. 2023 Use of meth has risen in recent years, with overdose deaths attributed to methamphetamine increasing sharply, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Tracey Harrington Mccoy, Peoplemag, 1 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History


Combining form

International Scientific Vocabulary, from methyl

First Known Use


1966, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of meth was in 1966

Dictionary Entries Near meth

Cite this Entry

“Meth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition


1 of 2 noun
: meths


2 of 2 noun
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