[ joi-pop ]
/ ˈdʒɔɪˌpɒp /

verb (used without object), joy·popped, joy·pop·ping.

Slang. to take a narcotic drug occasionally, but without being an addict.


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Origin of joypop

An Americanism dating back to 1950–55; joy + pop1


joy·pop·per, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for joy-popper

/ (ˈdʒɔɪˌpɒp) /

verb -pops, -popping or -popped

(intr) slang to take addictive drugs occasionally without becoming addicted
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