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[nohp] /noʊp/
adverb, Informal.
no1 (def 1).
Origin of nope
1885-90, Americanism; variant of no1; cf. yup Unabridged
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Examples from the web for nope
  • nope, this fascinating life belongs to the loggerhead turtle.
  • nope, completely uneconomical and not even as profitable as solar.
  • nope, it's still applicable to some, thankfully a minority.
  • nope, this is with a real vehicle that goes around a real test track.
  • Our species created a major ecological disruption that many unique island species could nope cope with.
  • nope, when you're outnumbered, the only thing you can do is run for your life.
  • nope, the researchers aren't claiming that this is brand new.
  • nope, doesn't fit in with our dogma so it must be wrong.
  • nope, people are still people, with all their flaws.
  • nope, they go to people who don't study it professionally.
British Dictionary definitions for nope


sentence substitute
an informal word for no1
Word Origin
C19: originally US, a variant of no1
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Word Origin and History for nope

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for nope




[1888+; fr no plus an intrusive stop resulting from the closure of the lips, rather than the glottis as is normal]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Related Abbreviations for nope


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