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Definition of "dope" []

  • Informal A narcotic, especially an addictive narcotic. (noun)
  • Informal Narcotics considered as a group. (noun)
  • Informal An illicit drug, especially marijuana. (noun)
  • A narcotic preparation used to stimulate a racehorse. (noun)
  • Informal A stupid person; a dolt. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dope" in a sentence
  • "Now "dope" is not a slang word, as you may be thinking, gentle reader."
  • "Sounds like this dope is literally at the end of his political rope."
  • "Washed clean with bug-killin 'dope before we stitched."