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hophead

[ hop-hed ]
/ ˈhɒpˌhɛd /
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noun Older Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.
a person addicted to narcotics, especially opium.
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Origin of hophead

First recorded in 1910–15; hop2 (in the sense “a narcotic drug”) + head (in the sense “habitual user of a drug”)
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British Dictionary definitions for hophead

hophead
/ (ˈhɒpˌhɛd) /

noun
slang, mainly US a heroin or opium addict

Word Origin for hophead

C20: from obsolete slang hop opium; see hop ²
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