Origin of doping
- 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
Regional variation note
Related Words for dopingload, debase, narcotize, soak, stupefy, sophisticate, inject, sedate, deaden, adulterate, anesthetize
Examples from the Web for doping
Contemporary Examples of doping
Animal welfare advocates have decried these doping practices for years.How Kentucky Will Save Horse Racing From Itself
September 4, 2014
One possible way to defuse the financial incentives and advantages to doping is to legalize it.Maybe We Should Just Legalize Steroids for Pro Athletes
March 3, 2014
I knew about the allegations of doping, but I didn't know them in great detail.‘The Armstrong Lie,’ Alex Gibney’s Portrait of Lance as a Liar
November 9, 2013
The biggest revelation from Wheelmen broke last week: Sheryl Crow witnessing then-boyfriend Lance Armstrong doping.
Armstrong never hid his doping from the (many) women in his life.
Historical Examples of doping
"The less you say about my doping, the better," snarled the other man.The Man Who Knew
Porgee doping is a big thing all over the Hub at the moment.Legacy
James H Schmitz
What made me even madder was that Willie was doping my horse.Ticktock and Jim
Tell me if this man has been doping himself into unconsciousness.Boy Scouts in the Northwest
G. Harvey Ralphson
Mr. Ellsworth was right when he said that Tom had a way of doping things out for himself.Tom Slade with the Colors
Percy K. Fitzhugh
- any illegal drug, usually cannabis
- (as modifier)a dope fiend
Word Origin for dope
1807, American English, "sauce, gravy, thick liquid," from Dutch doop "thick dipping sauce," from doopen "to dip" (cf. dip (v.)). Extension to "drug" is 1889, from practice of smoking semi-liquid opium preparation. Meaning "foolish, stupid person" is older (1851) and may have a sense of "thick-headed." Sense of "inside information" (1901) may come from knowing before the race which horse had been drugged to influence performance. Dope-fiend is attested from 1896.
1889, from dope (n.). Related: Doped; doping.