Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) street names for marijuana
  2. (noun, communication) slang terms for inside information
  3. (noun, food) carbonated drink flavored with extract from kola nuts (`dope' is a southernism in the United States)
  4. (noun, person) an ignorant or foolish person
  5. (verb, body) give a narcotic to
  6. (verb, change) add impurities to (a semiconductor) in order to produce or modify its properties
  7. (verb, consumption) take drugs to improve one's athletic performance

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Dope

  1. 1807, Amer.Eng., "sauce, gravy," from Du. doop "thick dipping sauce." Extension to "drug" is 1889, from practice of smoking semi-liquid opium preparation. Meaning "foolish, stupid person" is older (1851) and may have a sense of "thick-headed." Sense of "inside information" (1901) may come from knowing before the race which horse had been drugged to influence performance.… more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Dope

dab, daba, daffo, dative, daub, davy, day off, dayboy, db, dba, deaf, deb, deep, defoe, defy, deify, devi, dhava, die off, dip, diva, dive, divvy, divvy up, do by, do up, doff, doo-wop, doob, dopa

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