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[nohp] /noʊp/
adverb, Informal.
no1 (def 1).
Origin of nope
1885-90, Americanism; variant of no1; cf. yup Unabridged
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  • nope,” replied the other, settling himself on a saddle-tree.

    The Night Riders Ridgwell Cullum
  • nope, Zenobia wouldn't; anyway, not until she had more facts to go on.

    Torchy Sewell Ford
  • "nope, I didn't fight with 'im, Andy," she smiled through her tears.

    The Secret of the Storm Country Grace Miller White
  • nope—not that way,” he muttered grimly, “but with my two hands.

    Colorado Jim

    George Goodchild
  • nope, I was too anxious—hurried too much on the settings of the slow verniers.

    Skylark Three Edward Elmer Smith
British Dictionary definitions for nope


sentence substitute
an informal word for no1
Word Origin
C19: originally US, a variant of no1
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for nope

1888, emphatic form of no, with emphasis on the closing of the lips.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for nope




[1888+; fr no plus an intrusive stop resulting from the closure of the lips, rather than the glottis as is normal]

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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