hophead

hophead

[hop-hed]
noun Older Slang.
a narcotics addict, especially an opium addict.

Origin:
1910–15; hop2 + head

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

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