ˈnōp How to pronounce nope (audio)
 or with glottal stop instead of  p
: no entry 1
"Did they call yet?" "Nope."
"Do you need help with that box?" "Nope, I've got it."
"Are you sisters?" "Nope—we're cousins."
What's his secret? Is it some magical pill, potion or lotion? Nope. Just some breathing techniques.Beth Stebner
"Why do they call you 'Big' Bill?" she asked. "You're not so very tall." "Nope," he agreed. "I'm only five feet eight an' three-quarters. …"Jack London

Examples of nope in a Sentence

“Have you finished the book yet?” “Nope.”
Recent Examples on the Web Nope: The sisters were actually teaming up to take down Littlefinger, the architect of many of the show’s mostly dastardly deeds, and to finally make good on that ‘ Anna Silman, The Cut, 28 Aug. 2017

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Word History


by alteration

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nope was in 1888

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“Nope.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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