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knockout drops

plural noun
chloral hydrate or any similar rapidly acting drug, especially one put in a drink secretly to make the drinker unconscious.
Origin of knockout drops
1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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British Dictionary definitions for knockout-drops

knockout drops

plural noun
(slang) a drug secretly put into someone's drink to cause stupefaction See also Mickey Finn
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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knockout drops

noun phrase

Chloral hydrate or another stupefacient drug, esp when put into a drink of liquor; mickey finn (1876+)

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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