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What Does Dope Mean? 

By Elisha Baba


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You’re texting a friend when they use the word dope, and you aren’t sure what to make of it. Dope is a slang word commonly used when texting or on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok.

What Does Dope Mean? 

What Does Dope Mean?

Dope is a slang term used to describe when something is “cool,” “lit,” “awesome,” or “sick.” It is an adjective and is only used in a positive manner. It can be used to describe a person, place, or thing.

Be cautious with the slang term “dope” however, as it can also be used as a noun slang term to reference drugs.

Dope is just as commonly used in person as it is on the internet. It is, however, not considered appropriate for professional situations.

How to Use Dope

  • “Your new apartment is dope!”
  • “Dope! I didn’t know you could do that.”
  • “That’s so dope!”
  • “Check out this video I took in China, it’s dope!”
  • “John? Oh! I know him, he’s dope!”
  • Dope is used to describe something which is cool or neat.

Using Dope the Right Way

Dope is an easy slang word to use as it can be used to replace several common positive adjectives. Any time you find yourself wanting to say something is sweet or cool, try using dope instead.

Dope Variations

Currently, there are no known variations of the slang term dope. However, be cautious not to use it as a noun, as in this usage, it is a slang term for a variety of drugs.

Should you worry about your child using Dope?

Dope can be a harmless slang term, but it can also be a reference to drugs. If you see your child using dope, it’s important to find out which way they are using it to discern whether or not they may be into drugs.

If they are just using it as an adjective, there is no reason to worry. If you suspect your child is using drugs, though, you will want to enlist professional help immediately.