the dope

noun

Definition of the dope

informal
: information about someone or something that is not commonly or immediately known
  • What's the dope on the new guy?
  • The magazine claims to have the inside dope on her new romance.
  • Give me the straight dope on it.

Word by Word Definitions

dope play
  1. : a stupid person

  2. : an illicit drug (such as heroin or cocaine) used for its intoxicating or euphoric effects

  3. : a preparation (such as an anabolic steroid, diuretic, or tranquilizer) given to a racehorse to help or hinder its performance

  1. : to give a narcotic or intoxicating drug to

  2. : to surreptitiously put a sedating drug into

  3. : to administer a drug to (a horse) to help or hinder performance in a race

  1. : excellent


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