[Ads-l] Dope

Benjamin Barrett mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Sat Aug 6 22:25:47 UTC 2016

I assume the adjective (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/dope#Adjective) meaning comes from the noun meaning drugs. I have a friend who uses it all the time. I think he uses both “dope” as an adjective and “the dope” as a noun to mean the same thing. BB

> On 6 Aug 2016, at 05:36, Michael Quinion <michael.quinion at WORLDWIDEWORDS.ORG> wrote:
> My current newsletter, out today (http://wwwords.org/pdvi), contains a long piece about the history of /dope/ in its various senses. Some of the illustrative quotations may be of interest and some are antedatings.

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