Definition of hophead in English:

hophead

Syllabification: hop·head
Pronunciation: /ˈhäpˌhed
 
/

noun

informal
  • North American A drug addict.
    More example sentences
    • The outside threat to the paper towel roll pipe proceedings gets us cheering for the hopheads, hoping that they defeat those who would harsh our buzz.
    • Our friend Lieutenant Doncaster looked at the two hopheads, looked at me and knew right away I wasn't the Knightmare.
    • We looked on the hopheads, crooks and gunsels and on their bawdy ladies as members of a family among whom we were privileged to move.

Origin

early 20th century: from hop2 + head.

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