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hophead

[hop-hed] /ˈhɒpˌhɛd/
noun, Older Slang.
1.
a narcotics addict, especially an opium addict.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; hop2 + head
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British Dictionary definitions for hop-head's

hophead

/ˈhɒpˌhɛd/
noun
1.
(slang, mainly US) a heroin or opium addict
Word Origin
C20: from obsolete slang hop opium; see hop²
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Word Origin and History for hop-head's

hophead

n.

"opium addict," 1911, from hop (n.2) + head (n.) in the drug sense.

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Slang definitions & phrases for hop-head's

hophead

noun

A drug addict; head: deprive a ''hophead'' of narcotics/ the bench with its bittersweet words: winos, hopheads, the omnipresent graffiti (1911+ Narcotics)


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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