variants or 'roid
plural roids or 'roids
: 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

Examples of roid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Leading up to their match, Plant has been relentless with the verbal grenades, claiming Álvarez’s greatness is juiced-up on PEDs and his trainer Eddy Reynoso runs a dirty gym filled with ‘roid-users. Anthony Stitt, Forbes, 5 Nov. 2021

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Word History


short for steroid

First Known Use

1978, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of roid was in 1978

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Cite this Entry

“Roid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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