- any of various varnishlike products for coating a fabric, as of airplane wings, in order to make it waterproof, stronger, etc.
- a similar product used to coat the fabric of a balloon to reduce gas leakage.
- any narcotic or narcoticlike drug taken to induce euphoria or satisfy addiction.
- any illicit drug.
verb (used with object), doped, dop·ing.
verb (used without object), doped, dop·ing.
- to figure out; calculate; devise: to dope out a plan.
- to deduce or infer from available information: to dope out a solution to a problem.
Origin of dope
Related formsun·doped, adjective
Regional variation note
Examples from the Web for dope
Soon cover versions were recorded by acts like Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Dope, and Rage Against the Machine.
Dope smokers find e-cigarettes and high-tech ‘mods’ are great for smoking in public, with less fear from cops and bouncers.
There are many more she used on the street while earning money to pay for dope.
Narcotics cops immediately set to determining which dope dealers use those brand names.
He was gonna say, "Fine, look anywhere you want, you won't find any dope."‘The Armstrong Lie,’ Alex Gibney’s Portrait of Lance as a Liar|Thomas Flynn|November 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The biographical sketch seemed to satisfy readers that they were getting their "dope" straight on Goldfield Consolidated.My Adventures with Your Money|George Graham Rice
Might have once, when I was dead sure my dope on things in gen'ral was the only true dope.Shorty McCabe on the Job|Sewell Ford
In consequence he had the chronic appearance of being full of dope.In Africa|John T. McCutcheon
But our great creative efforts in raw materials were confined to spruce, fabric, and dope.America's Munitions 1917-1918|Benedict Crowell
"I think we can take a chance now," Blash said to me, and at my nod, he opened the lid of his dope can.Armageddon--2419 A.D.|Philip Francis Nowlan
British Dictionary definitions for dope
- any illegal drug, usually cannabis
- (as modifier)a dope fiend