[ skin-pop ]
/ ˈskɪnˌpɒp /

verb (used with object), skin-popped, skin-pop·ping.

to inject (a drug) under the skin rather than into a vein.

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

to inject a drug under the skin.

Origin of skin-pop

First recorded in 1950–55

Related forms

skin-pop·per, nounskin-pop·ping, noun, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for skin pop


/ slang /


the subcutaneous or intramuscular injection of a narcotic

verb -pops, -popping or -popped

(intr) to take drugs in such a way
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