knockout drops

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plural noun
  1. chloral hydrate or any similar rapidly acting drug, especially one put in a drink secretly to make the drinker unconscious.

Origin of knockout drops

1
First recorded in 1890–95

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How to use knockout drops in a sentence

  • But Frank Brooks wasn't full of knockout drops this time, and with a clear head he was no pushover.

    Deadly City | Paul W. Fairman
  • Often by knockout drops he is reduced to insensibility and robbed.

    The Lumberjack Sky Pilot | Thomas D. Whittles
  • I hope you don't want an innocent child of that age to know about knockout drops!

    The Wishing-Ring Man | Margaret Widdemer
  • On the sidewalk I tried to figure out if there had been knockout drops in the coffee Natica had brewed for me.

  • He never saw a bludgeon in his life; and he scorned knockout drops.

British Dictionary definitions for knockout drops

knockout drops

pl n
  1. slang a drug secretly put into someone's drink to cause stupefaction: See also Mickey Finn

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