very good:that suit is dope!
1 informal a drug taken illegally for recreational purposes, especially cannabis or (US) heroin: police arrested a protester for smoking dope a drug given to a racehorse or greyhound to inhibit or enhance its performance. a drug taken by an athlete to improve performance: [as modifier]:he failed a dope test 2 [count noun] informal a stupid person:though he wasn’t an intellectual giant, he was no dope either 3 informal information about a subject, especially if not generally known:our reviewer will give you the dope on hot spots around the town
4a varnish formerly applied to fabric surfaces of aircraft to strengthen them and keep them airtight. a thick liquid used as a lubricant. a substance added to petrol to increase its effectiveness. 1administer drugs to (a racehorse, greyhound, or athlete) in order to inhibit or enhance sporting performance:the horse was doped before the race
(be doped up
) informal be heavily under the influence of drugs, typically illegal ones:he was so doped up that he can’t remember a thing
treat (food or drink) with drugs:maybe they had doped her Perrier [no object] informal
, dated regularly take illegal drugs.
2smear or cover with varnish or other thick liquid:she doped the surface with photographic emulsion
3 Electronics add an impurity to (a semiconductor) to produce a desired electrical characteristic.