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speedball

[speed-bawl] /ˈspidˌbɔl/
noun
1.
a game similar to soccer with the chief difference that a player catching the ball on the fly can pass it with the hands.
2.
Slang. any combination of a stimulant and a depressant taken together, especially a mixture of heroin and cocaine or heroin and methamphetamine injected into the bloodstream.
verb (used without object)
3.
Slang. to take a speedball, especially by injection.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; speed + ball1
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Examples from the web for speedball
  • speedball's special powers came in the form of bouncing off walls.
  • Some heroin abusers use a combination of heroin and cocaine, known as a speedball.
British Dictionary definitions for speedball

speedball

/ˈspiːdˌbɔːl/
noun
1.
(slang) a mixture of heroin with amphetamine or cocaine
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speedball in Medicine

speedball speed·ball (spēd'bôl')
n.
An intravenous dose of cocaine mixed with heroin or an amphetamine.

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Slang definitions & phrases for speedball

speedball

noun

A dose of a stimulant and a depressant mixed, esp of heroin and cocaine: smack, coke, reefers, acid, speedballs (snorting cocaine and heroin together), a ''luxury'' (1909+ Narcotics)

verb

To produce rapidly; expedite: I could have the agency speedball you a nice layout (1980s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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