roid

noun
\ ˈrȯid How to pronounce roid (audio) \
variants: or 'roid
plural roids or 'roids

Definition of roid

informal
: anabolic steroid an athlete on roids Medical and psychiatric journals feature a growing number of case reports describing body builders and athletes who abuse anabolic steroids, known as "roids" in gym argot.— Bruce Bower … steroids users still have to work hard to see the benefits of the drugs they are taking. You don't get strong by taking 'roids alone.— Rick Morrissey — see also roid rage

First Known Use of roid

1978, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for roid

short for steroid

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“Roid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roid. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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