roofie

noun roof·ie \ ˈrü-fē \

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

Origin and Etymology of roofie

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


Medical Dictionary

roofie

noun roof·ie \ ˈrü-fē \

medical Definition of roofie

plural roofies
slang
: a tablet of flunitrazepam used illicitly

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