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[hop-hed] /ˈhɒpˌhɛd/

noun, Older Slang.
a narcotics addict, especially an opium addict.
(slang, mainly US) a heroin or opium addict

“opium addict,” 1911, from hop (n.2) + head (n.) in the drug sense.


A drug addict; head: deprive a ”hophead” of narcotics/ the bench with its bittersweet words: winos, hopheads, the omnipresent graffiti (1911+ Narcotics)


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