View synonyms for hopped-up


[ hopt-uhp ]


, Slang.
  1. excited; enthusiastic; exuberant, especially overexuberant.
  2. having an engine with added power:

    a hopped-up jalopy.

  3. stimulated by narcotics; drugged; doped.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of hopped-up1

First recorded in 1920–25
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Example Sentences

A fellow in tooled boots hopped up and cheered, and they had to carry off an old man, overcome, in an aluminum chair.

Twenty-two hours later, hopped up on Dexedrine pills, Van Ronk reached the Gate of Horn.

Hopped up on momentum and dreams, investors often bid up shares of companies beyond all reasonable valuation.

Then giving a graceful little jump and shaking out her tail feathers, she hopped up to the Black Madonna.

So he went out and he hopped up and down the street, and he looked up and down, but no milkman could he see.

Saying which, Mr. Gibney hopped up into his berth, stretched his huge legs, and fell asleep with his clothes on.

When that devilish jig tune started up underneath me I'll bet I hopped up three foot straight.

The girl who had been dancing about on her crutches hopped up on the table.