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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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  • The largest of the visitors, a girl of perhaps twelve years, swept her eyes down the line and answered briefly, "nope."

    Heart of Gold Ruth Alberta Brown
  • nope,” replied the other, settling himself on a saddle-tree.

    The Night Riders Ridgwell Cullum
  • I have not yet told my brothers the name of this big man of nope—it was Moshup.

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

    The Secret of the Storm Country Grace Miller White
  • nope, Zenobia wouldn't; anyway, not until she had more facts to go on.

    Torchy Sewell Ford
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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