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nope

[nohp]
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adverb Informal.
  1. no1(def 1).
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Origin of nope

1885–90, Americanism; variant of no1; cf. yup
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  • Nope,” replied the other, settling himself on a saddle-tree.

    The Night Riders

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • Nope, Zenobia wouldn't; anyway, not until she had more facts to go on.

    Torchy

    Sewell Ford

  • "Nope, I didn't fight with 'im, Andy," she smiled through her tears.

  • Nope—not that way,” he muttered grimly, “but with my two hands.

    Colorado Jim

    George Goodchild

  • Nope, I was too anxious—hurried too much on the settings of the slow verniers.

    Skylark Three

    Edward Elmer Smith


British Dictionary definitions for nope

nope

sentence substitute
  1. an informal word for no 1
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Word Origin

C19: originally US, a variant of no 1
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Word Origin and History for nope

adv.

1888, emphatic form of no, with emphasis on the closing of the lips.

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