[ hop-hed ]
/ ˈhɒpˌhɛd /

noun Older Slang.

a narcotics addict, especially an opium addict.


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Origin of hophead

First recorded in 1910–15; hop2 + head
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British Dictionary definitions for hophead

/ (ˈhɒpˌhɛd) /


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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