Try Our Apps


The Best Internet Slang


[ben-zi-dreen, -drin] /ˈbɛn zɪˌdrin, -drɪn/
Pharmacology, Trademark.
a brand of amphetamine. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Benzedrine
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • It made me think of my college days, when I had stayed up all night on Benzedrine, writing term papers.

    Last Resort Stephen Bartholomew
British Dictionary definitions for Benzedrine


/ˈbɛnzɪˌdriːn; -drɪn/
a trademark for amphetamine
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for Benzedrine

trade name of a type of amphetamine, 1933, registered as a proprietary name 1935 by Smith, Kline & French Laboratories, from benzoic (see benzene) + chemical suffix -edrine from ephedrine, etc. It is a carbonate of benzyl-methyl-carbinamine. Slang shortening benny first attested 1955.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Benzedrine in Medicine

Benzedrine Ben·ze·drine (běn'zĭ-drēn')

A trademark used for a brand of amphetamine.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Benzedrine

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Benzedrine

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for benzedrine