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hopped-up

[ hopt-uhp ]
/ ˈhɒptˈʌp /
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adjective Slang.
excited; enthusiastic; exuberant, especially overexuberant.
having an engine with added power: a hopped-up jalopy.
stimulated by narcotics; drugged; doped.
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Origin of hopped-up

First recorded in 1920–25
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hopped up

1

Relating to a motor, especially a car engine, whose power has been increased. For example, Kids loved to ride around in hopped-up cars. [Slang; mid-1900s] Also see soup up.

2

Stimulated with, or as if with, a narcotic. For example, Their idea of a good time is to get all hopped up on marijuana or worse. This slangy usage dates from the 1920s but may be related to the late 19th-century use of the noun hop for a narcotic, especially opium.

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