hop heads


noun Older Slang.
a narcotics addict, especially an opium addict.

1910–15; hop2 + head

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hophead (ˈhɒpˌhɛd)
slang chiefly (US) a heroin or opium addict
[C20: from obsolete slang hop opium; see hop²]

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hophead definition

  1. n.
    an alcoholic or a drunkard. : Ernie is a well-established and incurable hophead.
  2. n.
    a drug user; someone under the effects of drugs. (Drugs.) : The hopheads are taking over this part of town.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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