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Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Definitions for dopester

  1. a person who undertakes to predict the outcome of elections, sports events, or other contests that hold the public interest.

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Citations for dopester
The 1954 season for predicting the Congressional elections is now in full swing and the political dopesters will be hard at it from now until Nov. 2, when the voters will select more than one-third of the Senators and all of the Congressmen who will sit in the Eighty-fourth Congress. Ruth Silva, "A Look Into a Crystal Election Ball," New York Times, October 10, 1954
We make no prediction, not being either a dopester or an expert. Ernest C. Hastings, "Stock the Goods That Women Want," Dry Goods Economist, October 21, 1922
Origin of dopester
1905-1910
The dope at the heart of this Americanism refers to information, data, or news. This slang term dates to 1905–10.