[ doh-ping ]
/ ˈdoʊ pɪŋ /


Slang. an act or instance of giving a narcotic, usually a steroid, to an athlete to unfairly boost performance in a competition.
Electronics. a method of adding a dopant to a pure semiconductor to change its electrical properties.

Origin of doping

First recorded in 1950–55; dope + -ing1

Definition for doping (2 of 2)

Origin of dope

1840–50; 1885–90 for def 4; 1900–05 for def 7; < Dutch doop (dial.) sauce, derivative of dopen to dip1
Related formsun·doped, adjective

Regional variation note

9. See soda pop. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for doping


/ (dəʊp) /


verb (tr)


slang, mainly US excellent

Word Origin for dope

C19: from Dutch doop sauce, from doopen to dip
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Medicine definitions for doping


[ dōp ]


A narcotic, especially an addictive narcotic.
An illicit drug, especially marijuana.
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