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

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  • hophead — n American a narcotics user. Hop was a late 19th century term for opium, later extended to any stupefying drug including mari huana. Hophead, dating from the 1940s, was one of the first words for a category of drug users to use the head suffix.… …   Contemporary slang

  • hophead — 1. n. an alcoholic or a drunkard. I’m afraid that Wally is becoming a hop head. □ Ernie is a well established and incurable hophead. 2. n. a drug user; someone under the effects of drugs. (Drugs.) □ The hopheads are taking over this part of town …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • hophead — noun Date: 1911 slang a drug addict …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hophead — /hop hed /, n. Older Slang. a narcotics addict, esp. an opium addict. [1910 15; HOP2 + HEAD] * * * …   Universalium

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  • hophead — n. drug addict (Slang) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hophead — noun informal 1》 N. Amer. a drug addict. 2》 Austral./NZ a heavy drinker …   English new terms dictionary

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