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

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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The first known use of roofie was in 1994

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“Roofie.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roofie?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=r&file=roofi01v. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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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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