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verb (used with object), skin-popped, skin-pop·ping.
  1. to inject (a drug) under the skin rather than into a vein.
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verb (used without object), skin-popped, skin-pop·ping.
  1. to inject a drug under the skin.
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Origin of skin-pop

First recorded in 1950–55
Related formsskin-pop·per, nounskin-pop·ping, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for skin pop


  1. the subcutaneous or intramuscular injection of a narcotic
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verb -pops, -popping or -popped
  1. (intr) to take drugs in such a way
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