roofie

noun
roof·​ie | \ ˈrü-fē How to pronounce roofie (audio) \

Definition of roofie

slang
: a tablet of a powerful benzodiazepine sedative and hypnotic drug C16H12FN3O3 that is not licensed for medical use in the U.S. but is used illicitly

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First Known Use of roofie

1994, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for roofie

probably by shortening & alteration from Rohypnol, a trademark name for the drug

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“Roofie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roofie. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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roofie

noun
roof·​ie | \ ˈrü-fē How to pronounce roofie (audio) \
plural roofies

Medical Definition of roofie

slang
: a tablet of flunitrazepam used illicitly

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