1 of 2


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


2 of 2

combining form

variants or metho-
: methyl

Examples of meth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
In October 2022, a 34-year-old former police officer who had been fired for possession of meth stormed a day-care center in Nong Bua Lamphu province and fatally shot or stabbed 36 people — most of them children. Max Kim, Los Angeles Times, 13 June 2024 While much of the U.S. remained in their homes during the height of the COVID pandemic, Nesmith ordered a group of women, supervised by Byrd, to make regular trips to Atlanta to pick up one to three kilos of meth and drive it nearly five hours southeast to Brunswick. Beth Warren, The Courier-Journal, 30 Apr. 2024 Between 2016 and 2019, meth usage increased eightfold in Vietnam and tenfold in Thailand. Vanda Felbab-Brown, Foreign Affairs, 11 Apr. 2024 When life gives you meth lab memes, make a musical? Jennifer Zhan, Vulture, 16 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for meth 

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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 23 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition


1 of 2 noun
: meths


2 of 2 noun
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