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knockout drops

plural noun
chloral hydrate or any similar rapidly acting drug, especially one put in a drink secretly to make the drinker unconscious.
Origin of knockout drops
First recorded in 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • Often by knockout drops he is reduced to insensibility and robbed.

    The Lumberjack Sky Pilot Thomas D. Whittles
  • On the sidewalk I tried to figure out if there had been knockout drops in the coffee Natica had brewed for me.

  • I hope you don't want an innocent child of that age to know about knockout drops!

    The Wishing-Ring Man Margaret Widdemer
  • But Frank Brooks wasn't full of knockout drops this time, and with a clear head he was no pushover.

    Deadly City Paul W. Fairman
British Dictionary definitions for knockout drops

knockout drops

plural noun
(slang) a drug secretly put into someone's drink to cause stupefaction See also Mickey Finn
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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knockout drops

noun phrase

Chloral hydrate or another stupefacient drug, esp when put into a drink of liquor; mickey finn (1876+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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